Guy Fawkes Day: An Escape from Routine

Nov 12, 2018 11:03:00 AM / by Genevieve Rice

In this week's post, Genevieve breaks away from her routine in the city and celebrates with locals at a traditional UK event: Guys Fawkes Day. Learn about the significance of Guy Fawkes Day and what happens at the local events annually!

Eventually in a big city, the buildings start to crowd out the sky, trapping pedestrians in a bubble of industry. Everything looks manmade and nature feels distant. The cold wind rushes down streets, like a river in a well-worn channel. It makes coats flap and faces turn red. The city begins to feel harsh and cold. Its character is lost in the interminable rotation of the same days, the same patterns. Even abroad, routine makes what was exciting long and dull. But in those moments, when home feels far away and the excitement of the coming holidays makes it feel even farther, I have made some of the most enchanting discoveries of my experience abroad.

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Posted in: London, England, History Abroad, Holidays Abroad, Local Culture, Cultural Immersion, Activities Abroad

How to Spend a 10-Day Fall Break in 5 Different Countries

Nov 9, 2018 10:14:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher recounts his whirlwind Fall break where he traveled to and experienced the cultures of not one, not two, but FIVE different cities in TEN Days!

As my schedule requires me to be busy roughly five days a week, I have found that it has been rather challenging to take off from work to go about and travel for the whole weekend in Europe. Having to average twenty hours a week over the course of the semester has made me focus on honing my time management and planning skills to be able to juggle work, school, and traveling. However, this past week we were off from classes for a mid-semester break and I took full advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad throughout Europe.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad, Weekend Trip, Fall Break Abroad, Travel

A CAPA Team Member and Student Talk About Life in London

Nov 7, 2018 12:33:00 PM / by Ellen Anderson

In this week's post, Ellen is interviewed by Andrew Rose, an internship coordinator at CAPA London, and discusses the differences between London and the US, the convenience of the Tube, meeting locals in London, and even social cultures in the workplace.

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Posted in: London, England, London Interview, Interviews, Study Abroad, Internships in London, Reflection, Personal Learning

5 Tips for Budgeting Your Money in London

Nov 6, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Ellie Telander

In this post, CAPA Alumna Ellie Telander shares some of her top tips for budgeting while studying abroad in London!

There’s no doubt that London is an expensive city, but it doesn’t have to be, so don’t let that scare you! There’s plenty of ways to make London an affordable place to live. I would knowI did it! With overwhelming amounts of incredible restaurants, historical places to visit and endless things to do, it can be intimidating as to how to budget your money while living in such a bustling city. This city is worth every pound you’ll spend, and I will show you how to spend those pounds wisely. Here are some tips and tricks to use during your time in London that will have your bank account thanking you.  

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Posted in: London, England, Budgeting, Study Abroad, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Scholarships & Financing, Financing Study Abroad

Spending my Fall Break Traveling Throughout the UK

Nov 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco shows us how she spent her Fall break visiting other friends studying in the UK. From London, England up to Edinburgh, Scotland, follow along on her Fall adventure!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, London, England, Fall Break Abroad, Travel, Activities Abroad

Study Spots, Restaurants, and Everything in Between: 10 Recommendations for Your Semester in the UK

Nov 6, 2018 9:43:00 AM / by Maisie Haney

In this week's post, Maisie shares her recommendations for things to do, shows to see, and places to study, shop, or find tasty new food during a semester studying abroad in London. 

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Top 10, Local Culture, Food in London

A Day in the Life Interning in London

Nov 5, 2018 10:16:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher tells us about his internship in London at the London Edition Hotel and what a day in the life looks like balancing his commute, internship, and classes.

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Posted in: London, England, Commuting in London, Internships in London, Classes in London

Fright Night London: A CAPA Halloween Movie Night

Nov 3, 2018 10:52:00 AM / by Genevieve Rice

In this week's post, Genevieve relives CAPA's My Global City Fright Night event which featured a showing of the cult classic horror film, 'An American Werewolf in London'.

I have never been that into scary movies. It’s not that I don’t like them, I just can’t watch blood, gore, or anything remotely suspenseful. This means that Halloween has always been a bit of a stressful time for me. I enjoy watching scary movies with friends, but I don’t know how much of the movie I will end up actually seeing. The scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when the killer bunny attacks everyone? I had to close my eyes, that’s how bad I am at watching blood in movies. It can be embarrassing, but it also explains why I am so uneducated when it comes to classic Halloween movies. However, this Halloween, I wanted to challenge myself to actually watch a classic Halloween scary movie. It also just so happened that one of my favorite professors at CAPA was hosting a Halloween movie night at CAPA London. CAPA’s latest event seeking to allow us all to come together and get to know staff and students. Fright Night, as it was aptly named, was a movie night where we watched the iconic An American Werewolf in London. This movie was chosen not only for its fun classic scary factor, but because David, the main character, happened to be just like us: an American in London.

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Posted in: London, England, Food in London

Top 10 Experiences in London Town Thus Far

Nov 2, 2018 11:17:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

Now more than halfway through his semester in London, Christopher reflects on his 10 favorite experiences he's had thus far.

As we have reached the halfway point of the semester I feel that for my next blog post would be a great idea to list my top ten experiences in London Town thus far, in no particular order.

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Posted in: London, England, Activities Abroad, Local Culture, Must Do

Intern in London: An Inside Look at My Experience with Nursing Times

Nov 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Mariah Thomas

Mariah Thomas

Mariah is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Journalism major at SUNY Purchase College, she is studying abroad in London.

In today's post, Mariah shares about her internship experience with Nursing Times in London, how she tackled her increasing responsibilities, and what her favorite internship accomplishment is.


Interning in London was a new and exhilarating experience. Other than the calm and comfortable atmosphere, I was able to connect with my colleagues and truly immerse myself in London’s working culture.

Red Telephone Booth Photo

I interned at Nursing Times, the largest nursing news website in the UK, located in Shoreditch, a very diverse and city-like neighborhood. My day usually consisted of sitting at a computer desk, researching press releases to report on, as well as getting emailed assignments from my supervisor and interviewing a variety of people in the nursing field.

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


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