Flashbacks from an Unforgettable Summer Abroad in London

May 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Alexandra Zurbrick flashes back to London during a rainy day at her home campus in Oswego, NY. She reminisces about the magic of unpredictable weather, the simultaneous noise and quiet of the city of London, and uses her senses to show that a study abroad experience is one that will never truly leave you. 

I’m sitting outside waiting for a bus back to my house in Oswego, New York. I can only hear the  buzzing of the outdoor lights that are already shining at 4:30pm. I’m bundled up in my fuzzy  scarf, but I know my nose is turning a dull red. Students quietly p ass lugging their backpacks  with them. Campus is quiet, I am quiet. The cloudy sky makes me smirk.

At the touch of a raindrop,  I know where I would rather be.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, Internships in London

A Day in the Life of a CAPA London Intern

Dec 14, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Savannah Bernard walks us through a day in her life as a study abroad student and intern in London!

I was so fortunate to be able to not only take classes abroad through my CAPA program but also try my hand at a real job through my internship. I am a Journalism major specializing in Strategic Communications at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and I got to test out my skills in the real world. I worked as a public relations and political relations intern at one of London’s leading media agencies, PLMR. I worked around 20 hours a week along with my normal class schedule.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, Internships in London

Living Like a Londoner: A Day at My Internship

Mar 28, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Kelly Allen

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Kelly is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Kelly gives us a look at what her day is like when she interns at MLML London and updates us on what she has done for the fashion label so far.


Somewhere in between going to work, having class, doing homework, participating in clubs, being part of a sorority, and maintaining a social life over the past few years, I trained myself into being a morning person. It was necessary for survival. So now I love mornings. Now that I’m in London, my daily life is actually quite similar to my life back home…when you break it down to the basics.

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2018_From Kelly Allen - Wearing an MLML London LeggingGetting a feel of MLML London's leggings.

I typically wake up every day around 7 a.m. Honestly, I could probably sleep in a bit more each day. But being a morning person, I like to make time to actually sit down, eat breakfast and enjoy it. I also leave time most days to go for a morning walk. The days I go for walks are the ones I have my internship at MLML London—a fashion label specializing in women’s leg wear. Not only am I a morning person, but I hate being late and always get to places way earlier than I need to be. With my internship starting at 10 a.m., I typically get to the city of Westminster with 30-40 minutes to spare. And that’s where my morning walk comes in.

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Posted in: London, England, Fashion, Internships in London

What My Internship Has Taught Me About My Career

Aug 2, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_MaitaAnkrum_London_Headshot.pngMaita is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Kinesiology major at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maita talks about how her internship has confirmed her chosen career path and post-graduate plans.


Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, I had an interest in physical therapy.  Now, after just a few weeks in the United Kingdom, I have a passion in it.

I am an incoming junior in college who will be completing her undergraduate degree with a major in Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of movement, so if you can imagine, the degree lines up quite nicely with the prerequisites that are required for entrance into a physical therapy doctorate program.

Following high school, I knew a few things about where I wanted my future career to take me; I preferred science classes as opposed to history classes, I wanted to work with and help people and I wanted a career that took me farther than my undergraduate degree.  With my interests in science, the human body and working with people, I came to the decision of working towards a major in Kinesiology with intent of taking it past my four years at the University of Minnesota.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships in London

An Average Weekday in London for a CAPA Student

Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_SethNeu_London_Headshot.pngSeth Neu is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & Management Information Systems major at the University of Minnesota, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Seth tells us about an average day, including how he gets to his internship and what he does there.


My alarm goes off, I groggily hit the snooze button. A few more snoozes, I have no choice but to get up. I run through my morning routine, no different than I do back in the States (although the water pressure here is spectacular).

I step out of my flat, thrust out of my sleepy reverie as a black cab goes screaming past. Although I usually head directly across my flat towards the tube station, my internship is the one place I have to take the bus. There’s a reason the bright red, double-decker buses are so commonly associated with London; they are absolutely everywhere.

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Summer2017_From Seth Neu Double Decker Bus 1.jpg

The bus ride to my internship was once an enthralling opportunity to see the city—rows upon rows of Victorian houses. Now, I keep my head glued to my book. Lasting around 45 minutes, I’d usually bemoan any commute that lengthy, but back at home I would be the one behind the wheel. Here, a city that has properly invested in public transportation, my commute is one of the best parts of my day; I get an entire 45 minutes of uninterrupted, guilt-free reading. I’ve also figured the three items every tube or bus ride necessitates: sunglasses to avoid eye-contact, headphones for music, and a book for entertainment.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad, Internships in London


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