Five Destinations to Visit While Studying Abroad in Australia

Apr 19, 2019 11:35:00 AM / by Kara Davis

Take a chance on Australia! In this week's post, Kara lists 5 wonderful places to check out while you're abroad and shares a quick overview on each location. She also shares what's special about each destination, what it's known for, and what you must absolutely do there. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Experiencing Carnaval de Fraga in Spain

Apr 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Juan Gonzalez attends the Carnaval de Fraga and celebrates this lively annual tradition in Fraga, Spain. With millions of people of all ages participating in the Carnaval, the city ramps up its energy and shows off its fun side. Juan also falls in love with the city's culture and shares how he was welcomed by the locals!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Local Culture

How to Spend a Day At Camden Market 

Mar 22, 2019 12:19:00 PM / by Sarah Mai

Camden Market is one of London's must-visit spots. In this week's post, Sarah shares why this is one of her favorite boroughs in the city and why you can eat, shop, and enjoy interacting with the locals there. Get a quick intro to bartering 101 at the market and what to expect at thrift stores in the area!

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Why It's Easy to Feel At Home While Studying Abroad in Dublin

Mar 17, 2019 10:33:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week's post, Emma paints the image of what home in Dublin is like. With friends from all over the world, she forges a bond with them as they take on what this charming city offers and settle into weekly routines. She also shares what her go-to spots are and how welcoming Dublin and its lovely people have been so far!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

Seeking Nature in Florence: A Guide to The Boboli Gardens

Mar 4, 2019 12:05:00 PM / by Daniel Arnabar

In this week's post, Daniel finds a quick escape from the city life in Florence and takes us to the Boboli Gardens. He shares six interesting facts about this historic park and pairs them up with gorgeous visuals of the area. Want to know how to get in for free and where the eye-catching views are? Let Daniel give you the scoop!  

In a city humming with life, the hustle and bustle can become a bit overwhelming. From time to time you might find yourself craving some nature. Lucky for you, not far from the center of Florence you can find the Boboli Gardens. This green oasis provides a refreshing escape from the narrow streets and loud scooters to both locals and tourists.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

Everything You Need to Know about the CAPA Blue Mountains Excursion

Feb 27, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara heads to Blue Mountains National Park on a CAPA excursion and gets a firsthand experience with the Australian wildlife and natural mountain and valley formations. This getaway from Sydney included hiking on a trail, passing through a rainforest, overlooking the famous Three Sisters rock formations, and interacting with animals. Read on for more details (and photos) from this day trip!

This February, CAPA Sydney embarked on our second official excursion to Blue Mountains National Park. On our way, we also made a short stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park and the town of Katoomba. Read on if you’d like to hear about our fun day out and see some pictures of cute animals and the beautiful Blue Mountains!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Experiencing the Community and Pride in Irish Sports Culture

Feb 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week's post, Emma visits Dublin sporting landmark, Croke Park, and learns about the wonderful world of Gaelic Football. As part of her efforts to find her place in the local culture and get situated in the city, she takes in the sense of community displayed in this beloved sport. Without also staying too far removed from American sports, she shares how she kept up with the Super Bowl!

My geographic coordinates have changed. Who knew this newly adopted latitude and longitude would inspire a new habitude and attitude about life? While I am loving the opportunity to meet a diverse array of people from around the world, and discovering the enchanting nooks and crannies of every alleyway, I am still trying to find my footing and adjust to my life abroad (literally and figuratively—the cobblestones are quite slippery here!). Like many things, a sense of belonging is something we never fully appreciate until it is lost.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

How to Spend a Weekend in Rome On a Student Budget

Feb 11, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

In this week's post, Daniel finds himself in Rome for the weekend and outlines the costs associated with visiting Italy's capital city. He debunks the myth of having to break the bank to have a good time by sharing cost-effective travel options. Enjoy this city through Daniel's photos and favorite moments!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Local Culture

2 Must-Do Walking Tours for CAPA Students in London

Feb 7, 2019 9:23:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

One of the best ways to get familiar with your city is by walking through it. In this week's post, Sarah tells us how she got a basic footing in London through tours in Southbank and Greenwich. Take a look at some of the iconic attractions spotted on these walking tours and read some of Sarah's tips to successfully enjoy your time in this global city. 

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

Since my workload has been very manageable the first few weeks of class in London, I’ve had ample time to do some exploration around the city and to get involved with some of the CAPA city events. My internship also gives me the opportunity to travel to different locations, so I’ve managed to check off some of the major sightseeing/touristy attractions within the first couple of weeks very easily! I feel like getting that out of the way gives me more time to find the hole-in-the-wall spots and get more familiar with the city, which is what makes the place feel so much more like home and makes me feel like much less of a tourist.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

My Global City: A Summer Dance Lesson in Buenos Aires

Feb 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Nora Callahan

In this week's post, Nora writes about learning how to tango at a My Global City event held at a local dance studio in Buenos Aires.

What’s was great about this study abroad experience is that we got a lot of free unstructured time to just explore the city and travel and do our own thing, but there were a few preplanned activities called “My Global City events.” The event that I think everyone was looking forward to the most, myself included, was the estancia trip. This was a trip an hour outside of the city to a ranch where we would ride horses, hear from real life gauchos, and watch live performances over a free lunch. Sounds amazing right? Unfortunately, I can’t tell you about that one. I was seriously sick all weekend. It was a huge bummer!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

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