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Why Now is the Right Time for Me to Study Abroad

Feb 2, 2018 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Brandon is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Political Science major at Clark University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In his first post, Brandon thinks through his past travel and internship experiences as he prepares to study and intern abroad in Dublin this spring semester.

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I have traveled abroad before, but never for such a long span of time and never alone. I have been to Mexico, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Grand Cayman, and Costa Rica. All of these trips were with family and typically lasted, at most, two weeks. I have always wanted to study abroad since high school because I see it as a chance to enrich myself further and see the world in a way that would be otherwise impossible.

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When else can you go abroad and experience being a student, a young adult, in a foreign country? I am especially excited to become immersed in a new culture and make local friends outside of my study abroad group.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Internships in Dublin

A Dublin Internship Abroad: Alice PR & Events

Dec 12, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth gives us an inside look at her internship abroad at Alice PR & Events and how each work day is never the same in Dublin.

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The days at my internship are never the same. One day I will be compiling data for media coverage reports, while the next I will be traveling around Dublin for photoshoots or events. This semester I am interning at Alice PR & Events and it has been an incredible opportunity to learn about the public relations industry.

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When walking into the office you are met with a cute Alice in Wonderland themed poster and a stuffed Cheshire cat. The atmosphere is light and full of excitement. Alice PR & Events is a public relations firm that provides marketing, media relations, social media, and event planning to businesses across Ireland. The company’s clients range from social justice, education, technology, and non-government organizations. Throughout my semester I have been able to work with a variety of clients with different PR needs.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Internships in Dublin

Touring My Internship at FoodCloud in Dublin

Dec 1, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor tells us more about her internship with FoodCloud, an Irish charity, and gives us a look around the site.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships in Dublin, Food in Dublin

Changing My View: an Internship That Provides a Second Chance

Apr 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

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Studying abroad, even if only half way through, has taught me so many lessons. I knew that I would be in classes and placed in an internship, inevitably learning as a result, but the experience of doing so abroad is like nothing I could have experienced at home— a place where I’m comfortable and familiar with my surroundings. I was made aware of the location of my internship placement about three weeks prior to my departure, and considering the possibility of going to law school, I was pleased to hear that I would be working in a private law firm. However, very soon after, I was contacted again only to find out that my placement had been switched to another location that would be  “better fitted to my interests.” Curious, and a little nervous to have such a quick, unexpected change, I tried to keep an open mind as to what this new placement might be. With limited understanding as to what exactly my placement was, even after reading the description, I flew into Dublin with little-to-no expectations, and a lot of hope.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships in Dublin

The Not-So-Average Day of a CAPA Intern

Apr 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan tells us about the not-so-average day of a CAPA intern.

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My first few months in Dublin made the city feel like a constant flurry of excitement. There was something new happening every day, with classes to attend, internships to start, tours to go on, and sights to see. But that’s just the study abroad experience; I quickly realized that work-life in Ireland takes a much more leisurely pace. When I show up to work in the US, I jump right into my first task, with supervisors constantly on hand to remind me to stay focused, avoid distractions, and meet deadlines. When I show up to my internship at Griffith College Marketing, I stop to greet everyone in the office, make myself a cup of tea or coffee, chat with my supervisor, sit down at my desk, and just take a moment to settle in before I start to work. Sometimes, it even includes a breakfast out after work hours have started. A few hours later, everyone takes an hour-long lunch before finishing off the day’s work.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Internships in Dublin

On Being in Dublin and Exploring Sports

Apr 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

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I am a junior from Cape Cod, Massachusetts at Lasell College studying Sports Communication. I have an interest in Sports Journalism and a passion for soccer, running and hockey. 

While Studying Abroad in Ireland through CAPA I have been given the opportunity to take classes at Griffith College Dublin, take part in an internship as well as travel around this amazing country. CAPA provides students with amazing support while Studying Abroad; it wouldn’t be the same without Hayley, Sussanne and Darren.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Sports Abroad, Internships in Dublin, Holidays Abroad

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