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

CAPA Living In London: On Student Accommodations & More

Mar 18, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

In this week's post, Sarah gives a rundown on what to expect at your student accommodation in London and what to bring and buy when you arrive. She also dives deeper into the nitty-gritty and shares her firsthand living experience, what you can do within the proximity of your apartment, kitchen etiquette, and specific suggestions on how to make this your home away from home. Don't miss out on Sarah's tips and tricks in this post!

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

The Dos and Don'ts of Riding the Tube

Mar 14, 2019 3:01:44 PM / by Kendall Hoyt

Most cities with complex public transit systems have their own unspoken rules for their riders. In this week's IG TV Episode, CAPA IG TV vlogger Kendall Hoyt breaks down some insider Dos and Don'ts of riding the Tube that she's learned since arriving in London. Watch more for a lesson on tube etiquette and feel like a natural when you jet off to London for your own study abroad!

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

In Celebration of the CAPA London 30th Anniversary

Mar 13, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

In 1986, an ambitious graduate student named John Christian traveled from his home city of Troy, New York to England where he would complete a master’s degree at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

In Search of Wisdom

Mar 12, 2019 10:10:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf examines the ways and reasons people search for wisdom. Be it through a pilgrimage or personal travels, education is available on various cultures and ready to be sought out. He also details significant points in religious history and its revelations on wisdom.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Spooky Stories of a Haunted London

Mar 10, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by Emma Dinnerstein & Kailey McIlwrath

In this video Kailey and Emma spill the tea on some of the most famous hauntings of London from the past 30 years! If you love ghost stories, you're going to love this vlog. 

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Posted in: London, England, london-vlog

10 Alternative Study Spots in London

Mar 3, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Sometimes a change in scenery is just what you need for a boost in motivation to write a paper or to provide you with inspiration to complete a big project. Luckily, there are lots of great alternative places to study in London. If you’ve been sticking to CAPA’s study space or your bedroom and find yourself getting distracted easily or are feeling uninspired, it’s time to take your laptop out into the city. Try one of our 10 recommendations below:

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Unusual (and Completely Free) Things to Do In London

Feb 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Emma Dinnerstein & Kailey McIlwrath

It this week's vlog, Kailey and Emma wander off the beaten path and get to know a few hidden gems of London. From the unique downtown oasis that is Saint Dunstan's East Church Garden to the world's first dinosaur sculptures in Crystal Palace Park, this video will show you some accessible yet unique spots in London!

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Posted in: London, England, london-vlog

A Complete Area Guide Around the CAPA London Center

Feb 25, 2019 12:04:47 PM / by Kendall Hoyt

Here is your all-inclusive guide about what to do before, after, and in between class when studying abroad in London. Yes, that's right! Kendall Hoyt is bringing you everything you need to know about the CAPA London center - where it's located and what to do in the area, including sights to see and great places to eat!

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

The London Breed

Feb 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

Exceptional City

London is a modern Babylon.
–Benjamin Disraeli (1847)

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London so I get a funny feeling inside of me
Just walking up and down
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
That I love London town.
—Hubert Gregg (1953)

The assertion that “London is not England” is, of course, literally true. Like all cities, borders distinguish, to some degree or another, urban, suburban, and rural space. However, the assertion contains a coded message beyond geography; there is an “authentic” England from which London deviates. Negative implications suggest that the city distorts and corrupts traditions designated as representative of “real” England.

An alternative perspective relates London to a cluster of other cities that transcend conventional ideas of national identity. These cities are, in one sense or another, “global”; Sydney, New York, Shanghai, Barcelona, Florence, Dublin, and so on represent characteristics that transcend the local. They form a contested terrain where myths coexist with realities, where civilizations meet, and where diversity brings creative and intellectual energy, and conflict. They are within the geographic nation but are not constrained by those borders.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

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