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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

CAPA Launches the CAPA Pals Program For a Second Semester

Dec 10, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

We are excited to announce that the Spring 2020 CAPA Pals program has launched! Find out more about how students who sign up integrate into the CAPA community and develop a support network before they arrive in country. 

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

How CAPA Makes the Entire City of Florence a Classroom

Nov 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Sarah Graham

During CAPA classes, the city becomes your classroom. Check out Sarah's blog to find out about some of the incredible museums, churches, and exhibits she visited while in class in Florence!

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Posted in: International Education, Florence, Italy

8 Things I Miss Most About Studying Abroad in Florence

Nov 14, 2019 10:35:50 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

From hanging out at Piazzale Michelangelo to taking a Food and Culture course, CAPA alumnus Erin Confortini shares a roundup of 8 things she's got on her mind—all thanks to a great semester in Florence. 

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

Come Along on A Gelato Tour Of Florence

Nov 13, 2019 2:29:00 PM / by Azalea Brown

If you're heading to Florence, don't miss this vlog where Azalea takes us along on a CAPA-led tour of gelaterias in Florence. Watch and learn how to find authentic and delicious gelato while studying abroad!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy

Here's What it's Like Volunteering to Teach Kids English in Florence

Nov 10, 2019 9:12:00 AM / by Sarah Graham

In this blog, Sarah shares her experience volunteering with primary school students in a classroom on the outskirts of Florence, where she helps the kids learn English and finds creative ways to overcome the language barrier.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

A Day Trip to Siena in Tuscany

Oct 23, 2019 2:51:06 PM / by Azalea Brown

Every year, CAPA Florence students go on a day trip to the medieval city of Siena, located in the heart of Tuscany. Follow along with Azalea as she shares some of Siena's impressive history and elaborate architecture!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture