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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

Here's What It's Like to Live in a Homestay in Buenos Aires 

Mar 25, 2019 10:51:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

A homestay gives you the chance to live with a local and embrace your new city's culture firsthand. In this week's post, Shivani opens up about her first thoughts on this experience and what her homestay in Buenos Aires is like. She shows us her bedroom and also shares what makes her feel right at home with her host. From learning more Spanish to knowing the ins and outs of Buenos Aires, see how Shivani plans to thrive in her study abroad experience!

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Posted in: International Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A Student's Guide to Parks and Gardens Near CAPA Sydney

Mar 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara shares the antidote to a busy lifestyle by listing 5 parks and gardens you can visit all within a range of a 1-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride from CAPA Sydney! Whether you're looking for an escape to walk the trails, sit and relax, or a change of scenery as you finish up some homework, Kara's suggestions are a great starting point for you.

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia

The Dos and Don'ts of Riding the Tube

Mar 14, 2019 3:01:44 PM / by Kendall Hoyt

Most cities with complex public transit systems have their own unspoken rules for their riders. In this week's IG TV Episode, CAPA IG TV vlogger Kendall Hoyt breaks down some insider Dos and Don'ts of riding the Tube that she's learned since arriving in London. Watch more for a lesson on tube etiquette and feel like a natural when you jet off to London for your own study abroad!

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

How to Master Time Management When Studying Abroad 

Mar 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

Now that’s she’s been in Shanghai for a few weeks, CAPA Blogger Imani Wilson is learning a thing or two about the time management skills you will gain (out of necessity) while studying abroad. In this blog she shares some tips and anecdotes for mastering time management while abroad to ensure you can make the most of your experience!

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

In Celebration of the CAPA London 30th Anniversary

Mar 13, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

In 1986, an ambitious graduate student named John Christian traveled from his home city of Troy, New York to England where he would complete a master’s degree at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

In Search of Wisdom

Mar 12, 2019 10:10:00 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 examines the ways and reasons people search for wisdom. Be it through a pilgrimage or personal travels, education is available on various cultures and ready to be sought out. He also details significant points in religious history and its revelations on wisdom.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Connecting Global Cities: On Globalization and Brexit

Mar 5, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by 'Connecting Global Cities' by Colin Speakman

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

With the impending Brexit referendum approaching, the principles and effects of globalization in the UK are up in the air. CAPA Shanghai Resident Director Colin Speakman sheds light on the history of the European Union and several impacts that the UK could face. He also covers perspectives from Shanghai and looks into alternative models of trade agreements.

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This is a relevant article, I hope. By the time readers are seeing these words, it will be March and, in principle, on March 29 the UK is supposed to leave the European Union (EU). Yet, such are the complexities of this event that it could be postponed—at the time of writing we do not know.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

10 Alternative Study Spots in London

Mar 3, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Sometimes a change in scenery is just what you need for a boost in motivation to write a paper or to provide you with inspiration to complete a big project. Luckily, there are lots of great alternative places to study in London. If you’ve been sticking to CAPA’s study space or your bedroom and find yourself getting distracted easily or are feeling uninspired, it’s time to take your laptop out into the city. Try one of our 10 recommendations below:

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

The Rhythm of the Uilleann Pipes: My New GPS

Mar 2, 2019 10:33:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week's post, Emma discovers the sounds of Uilleann Pipes, a traditional Irish musical instrument, as part of her Irish Language and Culture course in Dublin. She also shares what makes this extraordinary instrument so special and even gives it a go at playing it!

“What did you say the address was again, girls? The GPS can’t seem to find this place.”

You know you are in for a real adventure when that persnickety little blue dot on the Taxi’s Google Maps starts having a meltdown. Desperately computing and recalculating...searching for the unsearchable. Gems are meant to be hard to find, right? Or wouldn’t we all be rich?

It just so happens that the meeting place for our CAPA course, Irish Language and Culture, was a cultural goldmine—full of good craic (the Irish term for FUN!)!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education