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Addressing Homelessness: a Systemic, International Issue

Jan 27, 2020 11:45:00 AM / by Guest Posts

The one thing we all have in common is our shared identity of being human. CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Danielle Tahan writes about homelessness in London and what we can do to support the community. She also talks about how she volunteered with a local organization to provide homeless youth a safe place to sleep overnight. Find out how you can also volunteer while studying abroad with CAPA!

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

How Jet Lag Changed How I Value My Time

Jan 23, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Will Baldwin

CAPA blogger Will has just arrived in London, and she is making the most of her first few days despite battling jet lag. Check out her debut blog post to find out how jet lag has changed how she values her time to see what she's been up to so far!

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

On Moving In and Megxit

Jan 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM / by James Nightengale

James arrives in London and gives a play-by-play of how Megxit unfolded on his first full day in the city. He also compares the notion of choice, autonomy, and agency within the British and American cultures in various aspects of life.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

What I Learned from London's Diaspora Communities

Jan 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Uma Balaji interviews everyday people of color from the streets of London in order to better grasp the impact of British colonization. This project resulted in the Instagram account @_brownlondon_ chronicling the stories and backgrounds of various London migrants and their international cultures.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Reverse Culture Shock and How to Beat it with Positivity

Jan 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Carly Lewis

Reverse culture shock is real, and Carly Lewis shares how she's working through the process of adjusting back to life in the US and looking at reverse culture shock in a positive light. Check out Carly's video to get an idea of what you might be able to expect once you return home from studying abroad.

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

Diversity & Social Change: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of London & Copenhagen

Jan 12, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Danielle Tahan presents a discourse on diversity and progression toward an equitable and sustainable society between an ethnically diverse city and a homogeneous city. She explores how changes are built from the ground up between these two cities and shares a solution to initiate diverse perspectives.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Reflecting on My South-Asian Identity After a Semester in London

Jan 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Diversity Advocates scholar Uma Balaji recounts the moments where she's navigated her identity, family history, and circumstances of British colonization in London. She also shares about the daily and unexpected connections she's made with those from the South-Asian diaspora in Europe.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

10 Things You Get to Do With the CAPA London Theater Program

Jan 5, 2020 10:48:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

London is the city where the arts community come to life and keep things interesting. The city's rich history of theater and Shakesperean influence makes this an ideal place to pursue theater and creative arts with CAPA. Check out what's in store for you!

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Posted in: London, England, Food Abroad

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Spring 2020

Jan 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Spring 2020!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

7 Things I Learned During Summer Internship in London

Dec 27, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

From honing in on a communication style to adapting the way you learn on the job, CAPA alumnus Jackie Chmiel shares what she picked up after interning in London. Is an internship on your radar? Don't be afraid to jump at the opportunity!

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

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