3 Steps I Took to Arrive in the Big City of London

Aug 6, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty

Ryan is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Graphic Design major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London.

In her first post, Ryan outlines 3 important steps she took to make it from her home in the US to her study abroad accommodation in London safely—with a couple of flights and a layover in Iceland in between.


Studying abroad is a very big and exciting decision. When I first thought about all the places I would want to go, I deeply considered many options. But nothing stood out to me as much as London did. I loved hearing about the diverse experiences people have had in London. A city of many cultures and people, I was sure this would be the right choice for me. Several months after that decision, I found myself packing my bags and preparing to head out for the biggest adventure of my life.

Transferring During My Layover in IcelandTransferring during my layover in Iceland. It's beautiful there!

To step back and review how I got here, and how traveling to London went, I’ll first talk about my process of arriving in the city. There were three main aspects to my travel: flying, passing through the border, and transportation to my residence. I was feeling very nervous that I would mess something up in my travels, but I stayed calm and thought about how great it would be once I got there!

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Posted in: London, England, Airports, Flying

Studying Abroad in Dublin Will Mark My First Time Overseas

Jun 22, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Rachel Howell

Rachel Howell

Rachel is an official CAPA vlogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Visual Media major at Auburn University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Rachel talks about what led her to study abroad in Dublin, her expectations for this semester, and what it was like getting to her first country outside the US.


Thanks Rachel!

Rachel's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Travel, Dublin, Ireland, Study Abroad, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Flying

One Last Day in London Before Heading Home to Pittsburgh

Jun 12, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Andres is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance, Accounting, and Business Information Systems major at University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In his last post, Andres spends his final hours on a sunny day in London before returning back to Pittsburgh and being welcomed back by his family and favorite furry friends.


Thanks Andres!

See more of Andres' journey in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Flying, Reflection

My Journey from New York City to Florence

Jan 30, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Michaella Estevez is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Michaella leaves from JFK Airport with a layover in Zurich before reaching Florence for a cup of Italian coffee.


Thanks Michaella!

Michaella's journey continues every Tuesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Airports, Flying

What to Do at the Airport: New Landscapes

Apr 28, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

Dr Michael Woolf CAPA International Education

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.


I have spent a significant amount of time in airports just recently and have been thinking that for some of our students who have never flown before (more than we sometimes realize) this may be their first encounter with a “foreign” environment.

For even frequent travelers, the airport is a landscape worth observing for its strangeness. We tend to pass through airports eyes focused not on the now but on the ultimate destination. We are usually semi-conscious of the spaces we move through except in a highly-selective manner. We engage only with those locations that contain things we want to consume or own; in my case this involves the duty-free shop to buy life’s basic essentials (Scotch and cigarettes) and to spray the most expensive cologne tester liberally and indiscriminately about my person. My usual expenditure on after shave is around the $8 mark. An opportunity to salvage a bottle selling for around $120 is irresistible.

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Posted in: Cultural Insights, Airports, Flying


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