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How to Use Public Transit in and Around Florence

Feb 5, 2020 9:01:00 AM / by Azalea Brown

CAPA Alumn Azalea is here with everything you need to know about public transit in Florence. From where to buy tickets and the options available, to what to do when you get lost, and how to avoid getting fined for not validating your ticket - she's got a lot of important info to share, so check it out!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Why Studying Abroad is Easier Than You Think

Jan 29, 2020 5:06:33 PM / by Azalea Brown

CAPA Florence Alumn Azalea talks about how she initially didn't think she could study abroad noting concerns about the cost and how it would work with her schedule. Good news was a professor at her college came along to bust some myths, and she's now here to share those insights with you as a study abroad alumn! Learn more about how studying abroad can be possible for you too: 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Scholarships & Financing

Where I am Living this Semester with CAPA Florence

Jan 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Sara Shriber

CAPA blogger Sara Shriber has just arrived in Florence and she is thrilled to be living among Florentines for the semester! Check out her apartment and charming neighborhood!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

How My Time Abroad Shaped My Perspective

Jan 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Sarah Graham

One month after returning from her fall semester in Florence, Sarah shares a final reflection on the lessons she's learned and the places she had a chance to explore. Check out her blog for her opinion of the overall study abroad experience and advice for prospective and future students.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

A U.S. Student's Guide to Cheap Eats in Florence

Jan 22, 2020 2:30:49 PM / by Azalea Brown

While one could argue that Tuscan Italian fare is all one should ever need to eat, there often comes a point while studying in Italy where you begin to feel homesick for foods like wings, nachos, and even sushi. Well don't worry, because CAPA Florence alumn Azalea has a guide to some awesome student budget-friendly deals at different restaurants around Florence to satisfy those cravings. Check it out!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Food Abroad

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Spring 2020

Jan 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Spring 2020!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

5 Reasons Why I'm Glad I Spent a Fall Semester in Florence

Dec 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Sarah Graham

Sarah muses on her experience in Florence and shares why the fall season might have just been the best time to study abroad. Check out to see what she saw and experienced at both the beginning and end of her semester!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

A CAPA Student's Guide to the Best Food, Markets, Activities, and Views in Florence

Dec 17, 2019 9:08:00 AM / by Sarah Graham

As Sarah's semester in Florence comes to a close, she rounds up a list of her favorite places in the city-- from pizzerias to local markets. If you're heading to Florence, you won't want to miss Sarah's inside tips in this blog!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Meet Matt McConnell: Official CAPA Florence Vlogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Matt McConnell

Meet Matt McConnell, an official CAPA vlogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2020:

University: Indiana University
Major: Media Advertising
Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited for traveling all across Europe all while studying in Italy. Being able to live in the moment, while having something to look back at, will provide with an experience I will never forget.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

Meet Sara Shriber: Official CAPA Florence Blogger Spring 2020

Dec 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Shriber

Meet Sara Shriber (she/her/hers), an official CAPA blogger in Florence, Italy for Spring 2020:

University: University of Pittsburgh
Major: Marketing and International Business certificate
Study abroad location: Florence, Italy
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited about meeting new people, exploring Italy/Europe, and the Italian cuisine. Some of my friends studied abroad in Florence and loved it, so I am excited to experience it myself.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy