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Expectations vs. Reality of My Semester in Shanghai

Jun 22, 2019 10:44:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

Sometimes expectations won't go as planned when reality comes around; but part of being in a new environment is pushing yourself to adapt to change. In this week's post, Imani opens up about speaking in Mandarin, making friends, and missing food from home. She also shares with us about her overall progress over the semester and how she was able to bring out the best parts of herself while studying abroad in Shanghai.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Here's What You'll Find Exploring Shanghai's M50 Art District

Jun 19, 2019 4:52:29 PM / by Lauren Girard

In this week's episode, Lauren takes us along to experience a unique side of Shanghai - it's M50 art district. Accompanied by other CAPA students and a guide for this My Global City tour, see what to expect from the most artistic side of this Global metropolis!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

A Student’s Guide to the Parks and Gardens of London

Jun 9, 2019 11:07:00 AM / by Hannah Woodruff

One of the many benefits of studying abroad during the summer in London is getting to enjoy the many green spaces the city has to offer. Read more from Hannah on her 6 favorite parks and gardens in London!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

3 Tips for Dealing with Culture Shock During Your First Week in Buenos Aires

May 29, 2019 3:25:00 PM / by Sarah Williamson

Experiencing that bout of culture shock in your new city? CAPA summer blogger Sarah Wiliamson shares 3 tips she picked up while adjusting to a new way of life in Buenos Aires. It may be a little rough at first but if you enjoy the journey and take it in day-by-day, you'll see the beauty along the way! 

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

5 Must-Visit Spots in the Recoleta Neighborhood of Buenos Aires

May 22, 2019 11:46:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

In a vibrant neighborhood filled with a multitude of things to do, Shivani has curated a list of 5 spots you simply have to visit in Recoleta. This list will take you somewhere sweet, eerie, and...fun! Whether you want to grab a bite or get lost in a tourist attraction, let yourself be free and explore this part of Buenos Aires.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Local Culture

10 Things in China That You will NOT Normally Find in the US

May 17, 2019 11:20:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

When you go somewhere different, you're bound to have new encounters. In this week's post, Imani lists 10 differences between the US and China based on her observations. From underground markets to expansive subway systems, she covers what you can expect from everyday life there. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

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

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