How I Recovered After Falling Sick Abroad

Nov 16, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan


Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah talks about her experiences at a Chinese clinic and pharmacy and shares how she recovered after falling sick abroad.


Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Health Abroad, Getting Sick

How Not to Get Sick and What to do if You Already Are

Jun 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_SkyleeLawton_Sydney_Headshot.pngSkylee Lawton is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Public Relations major at SUNY Oswego, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Skylee gives us her best tips on how to avoid getting sick, and what to do in case you already are.


I am currently writing this blog post on my phone, in the Sydney International Airport waiting for my plane to New Zealand. The only problem is that I got sick yesterday and yes, it does suck. Once I realized something was wrong I immediately FaceTimed my mom and she connected me to our close family friend Bob. Bob just so happens to be the best emergency room surgeon, so I always go to him for help because he is literally there for my family 24/7.

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After I told him my symptoms, he concluded that I was extremely dehydrated. This makes sense as I really haven't been drinking a lot of water and my body has been overloaded with excitement. Since I am already sick, this post won't help me, but hopefully it will help someone else is traveling abroad. This is, I guess, more informative than the rest of my blogs and for some, maybe a little repetitive.

Here's how not to get sick and what to do if you already are:

1. Drink a lot of water.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Getting Sick


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