Capturing Study Abroad: Memories and More

Sep 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Maddy Choate

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Meet Maddy Choate, a sociology major at the University of Colorado who studied abroad in Florence in the spring of 2017. Below, she talks about being close to her family and ways to keep in touch, how to tackle the packing process for moving abroad, and why she would recommend study abroad to any potential student.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
MADDY CHOATE: My name is Maddy Choate and I am a senior majoring in Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder. In the Spring of 2017, I studied abroad with CAPA in Florence, Italy! I was born and raised in San Jose, California and can usually be found hanging out with friends, binge watching Netflix, or behind a camera lens. I am very passionate about traveling and people in general!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

On the Importance of Education and Giving Back

Sep 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumni Interview: Eduardo Pablo Ramos

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Meet Eduardo Pablo Ramos, a strategic communication and political science major at Washington State University who studied abroad in Florence in the spring of 2017. Below, he talks about choosing to study in Florence for a love of history, why he chose to volunteer abroad, and how befriending locals changed his time in Italy.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
EDUARDO PABLO RAMOS: Hello! My name is Eduardo Pablo Ramos. I am an incoming junior pursuing a double degree in strategic communication and political science at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. I was born and raised in a small North Central Washington town called Wenatchee (pronounced: weh-nah-chee). My parents and family members are all agricultural workers. Growing up, it would have been inconceivable to think that I would spend three months in Florence. My family’s resources have always been scarce, but our determination grand.

I have long been involved in politics and empowering my community. Early on, I committed myself to breaking cycles of poverty and providing equitable opportunity to all of our residents. Throughout my life, I have been blessed with people who have believed in my capabilities.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

Appreciating What's Around You During Your Time Abroad

Jun 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Marte Eggleston

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Meet Marte Eggleston, a Journalism major from Indiana University and former CAPA official blogger who studied abroad in Florence during Spring 2016. Below, she debunks some study abroad myths, talks about some of her favorite foods she misses, and tells us how she prepared financially for her semester abroad before her journey.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
MARTE EGGLESTON: I studied abroad in Florence in spring 2016, and I went to Indiana University. I have since graduated- just this year! I was a Journalism major. I love to cook and eat so Florence was really perfect for those activities. I also enjoy running and podcasts.

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Posted in: Interviews, Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

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