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What It's Like to Be Studying Abroad in London During Brexit

Feb 17, 2020 9:29:00 AM / by Annabel Thorpe

Brexit is official, and Annabel is there in London to experience history as it's taking place. Check out Annabel's latest vlog to find out what it's like to be a US citizen in London during Brexit!

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

From the MTA to the Tube: A New Yorker’s First Impressions of London’s Transit System

Feb 13, 2020 9:34:00 AM / by James Nightengale

Have you taken the subway in New York or the Underground in London? James has now experienced both, and he's sharing his impressions and the key differences he's noticed between the two systems. 

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

Mental Health Abroad: What to Do When the Initial Excitement Wears Off

Feb 10, 2020 11:45:00 AM / by Will Baldwin

CAPA blogger Will speaks about why mental health abroad is so important and shares things to consider and do to keep yourself healthy in a completely different country. 

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

5 Ways to Feel More Like A Local While Studying Abroad in London

Feb 9, 2020 9:55:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Liz shares 5 experiences to have whilyestudying in London to help you get the full experience of being a Londoner. 

After spending my fall semester studying abroad in London, I am confident that London is my favorite city in the world. The rich history, diverse culture, great public transportation, and incredible food scene make it a city where anyone can find something they love (normally more than just one thing!). I was very overwhelmed moving to a huge city like London. I attend Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and I’m from a city about the size of Birmingham. That made moving to a big city and learning public transportation a bit daunting for me. However, I want to give you five tips to make the city feel a little bit homier, and maybe you’ll find the one thing you absolutely adore about London!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

The Old School Tie, the Silver Spoon and the Glass Ceiling

Feb 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM / 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 dives into the issues of privilege and meritocracy, and discusses how that affects life paths and social mobility. He also writes about how education abroad gives students access to culture and skills for better employment prospects.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Everything to Know About the Study Abroad Adjustment Period

Jan 31, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Annabel Thorpe

CAPA vlogger Annabel is in her second week of studying and interning abroad in London, and she is starting to make the city feel like home. Find out what her first couple of weeks have been like and see what tips she has to share about how to make the adjustment period easier!

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

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

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