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Embracing Common Humanity In One of Dublin's Local Cafes

May 16, 2019 11:29:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week's post, Emma chats with the co-owner of Bibi's, a beloved cafe in Dublin, and finds out the story behind this family business and what drives their craft. She also describes the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of this local spot and tells us why this is her favorite spot (and why it feels like "home").

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

Reimagining Priorities in Education Abroad

May 14, 2019 10:35:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"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.

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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf identifies the priorities set forth by study abroad providers and addresses the significance of academic objectives and outcomes of each student experience. He also looks at the relevance of studying abroad from a cultural perspective and discusses the impact and consequences of globalization.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Tour the London Boroughs of Primrose Hill and Camden with CAPA

Apr 30, 2019 10:23:00 AM / by Kendall Hoyt

With every CAPA program comes a calendar of cultural activities called My Global City events for students to partake in outside of their classwork. In this vlog, Kendall takes us along on a CAPA guided walking tour through the London neighborhoods of Primrose Hill and Camden!

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Why Companies Should Give Back in 2019

Apr 23, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

In 2019, it’s more important than ever for companies to give back and to support a cause that meshes with the ethos of their brand. Here's are a few reasons why we at CAPA think companies should give back, and why we donate and work to support our causes.

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Posted in: International Education, Professional Development

Tips for Keeping a Travel Journal of Your Semester Abroad

Apr 20, 2019 10:23:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

In this week's post, Sarah shares how she documents her life abroad—beyond posting everything online—in a travel journal! From writing and sketching to collecting keepsakes, she suggests several ways to fill up your very own travelogue. Check out some of the pages from Sarah's travel journal and see how she captures her time in London and visits to Europe in her own words (and illustrations).

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

The Places We Go, The Things We Learn: Reflecting on Shanghai My Global City Events

Apr 18, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani visits the World Expo Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center as part of CAPA Shanghai's My Global City events for students. She shares her latest insights on structures around the world and in Shanghai, as well as how urbanization and westernization has made its impact in China.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

What Do Libraries Mean?

Apr 9, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"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.

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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf focuses on the importance of libraries as an exploratory establishment and space for preservation of knowledge, themes, politics, and stories. He also discusses the physical and ideological impressions of libraries and its utility for public use, education, and intellectual discourse. 

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Comparing Global Cities: Shanghai vs. Beijing

Apr 2, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by 'Connecting Global Cities' by Colin Speakman

“Connecting Global Cities” is a monthly column written by Colin Speakman, Resident Director for CAPA Shanghai.

After a recent visit to Beijing from Shanghai with the spring 2019 students, Colin writes about the opportunities provided by CAPA for students to learn about their host city and other global cities around them. He compares and contrasts the features and local interaction of both cities, while describing how Beijing and Shanghai represent China globally, politically, and culturally.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

From Suburbia to a Global City - How Study Abroad Opened My World

Mar 28, 2019 10:53:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Julia Schroder reflects on her summer interning in Barcelona. From adjusting to a city after living in a very suburban neighborhood, to exploring the multiculturalism of the city and making connections through her internship, Julia reflects on how studying abroad in Barcelona shifted her mindset.

I am a native Arizonan, born and raised in the Phoenix area. I come from desert suburbia – a place where everyone has a swimming pool in their backyard and we have so much land we don’t even know what to do with it. We drive on wide streets with six lanes, and we never walk anywhere.

In Arizona – such a young place – it is easy to forget that most places aren’t designed like that. When I arrived in Barcelona last summer, the first thing that I noticed were the narrow streets and the old buildings. One of my favorite things to do was walk around the city and take it all in. If I wasn’t in a rush, I would head to my destination on foot. It never took me more than an hour to cross from one side of the city to the other.

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Posted in: International Education, Barcelona, Spain

What to Expect from Your Classes with CAPA Shanghai

Mar 26, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani gives us a quick rundown of her classes in Shanghai and what she's been learning so far. She's getting a deeper look and a holistic view of China's history, its current issues, and the urban transformation  happening all over the country. In addition, Imani is learning something she's wanted to for the longest time—the Chinese Language! Find out what goes on in these classes and more.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

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