A Day in Venice

Oct 17, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher spends a day in Venice and shows us the beauty of that city.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Activities Abroad

National Pasta Day: 4 Study Abroad Food Experiences in Florence

Oct 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

No matter where you study abroad, food will always be an important part of your experience. It's always good to learn about each country's delicacies and appreciate how they're made. For National Pasta Day, we've compiled 4 food experiences our students have had with pasta on their study abroad program in Florence.  

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1. First Week Finds: Fantastic Food in Florence

After CAPA alumna Marte Eggleston's first week in Florence, she followed her foodie instincts and explored the local grocery stores to see what they had. There were some similarities to the grocery stores back home, but to her surprise she found numerous types of pasta—more than she expected!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Top 10, Food in Florence

Sand Between My Toes: A Weekend in the Amalfi Coast

Oct 16, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess checks out a gelato festival, the Amalfi Coast, and Mount Vesuvius.

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Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Travel, Florence, Italy, Activities Abroad

A Look Around CAPA Florence

Oct 12, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hayley is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication and Media major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Hayley gives us a look into the CAPA Florence program and where you'll spend most of your class time.

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For those of you who have plans to study in Florence in the upcoming semesters, get ready for one of the biggest journeys of your life! Making the change from your university or college to a small program may have you worried or curious about where you will be doing your studies during your time in Italy.

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This week, I will be giving you a look around the CAPA Florence program. You can think of this as your orientation before arriving in the beautiful city of Florence!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad

An Interview with CAPA Florence Professor Alessandro Marchi

Oct 10, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristopher chats with CAPA Professor Alessandro Marchi on education, life in Florence, and the Cultural History of the Mafia.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

Differences Between California and Florence

Oct 9, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess talks about the differences she's observed between her home state of California and her study abroad in Florence.

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Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Cultural Differences

Why The Beauty of Studying Abroad is the Unknown

Oct 9, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumni Interview: Colby Cannon

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Meet Colby Cannon, a Marketing major at the University of Colorado- Boulder, who studied abroad in Florence in the spring of 2017. Below, he talks about why he chose Florence as his study abroad destination, how his CAPA community abroad felt like home, and how to balance wanderlust with academics.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
COLBY CANNON: Hello! My name is Colby Cannon and I studied abroad spring semester of my junior year in Florence, Italy. I am originally from the Bay Area, California but I go to school at CU Boulder in Colorado. I am currently studying Marketing in the Business School and I’m going into my senior year this upcoming fall. Some of my hobbies include water polo, basketball (go Warriors), hanging out and playing beer die with friends, music, and movies.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Florence Interviews

6 Reasons Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Florence

Oct 6, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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After talking to a lot of students recently who just started thinking about studying abroad and are unsure of where they’d like to go, I’ve started to think more about how and why I chose Florence as my study abroad city. Here are some of the reasons why I ultimately decided on this wonderful Italian city, and why (if you haven’t already) I think you should consider it as your study abroad destination.

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1. The Size

Being from a small town and going to school in a semi-small city, I knew that a big city like London or Rome would be a bit too overwhelming for me. I felt that I would thrive in a smaller city, like Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad

5 Tips to Get the Most of Your Weekend Travels

Oct 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hayley is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication and Media major at Merrimack College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Hayley lists 5 essential tips for a great weekend travel experience and shares where she's visited so far on her study abroad in Florence.

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One of my favorite parts about studying abroad is traveling, and it’s safe to say that I’ve already done a lot of it in the short time I’ve been in Florence. The best thing about living in Europe is the proximity between countries, making weekend travel extremely easy!

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All across Europe, there is a variety of languages and cultures, and what better way to spend your time abroad than to get the full European experience! Traveling can sometimes be considered stressful… But don’t stress! Here are some tips that I’ve put together to help you get the most out of your weekend travel experience.

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Posted in: Travel, Florence, Italy, Tips

My Global Education Class Trip to Siena

Oct 3, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Kristopher (also known as Kip) is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance major at University of Colorado - Boulder, he is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Kristophe takes us along on his CAPA class trip to visit the historic city of Siena.

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Thanks Kip!

Kristopher's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, My Global Education, Classes