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Meet Courtney Risner: Official CAPA London Blogger Summer 2021

Jun 20, 2021 3:00:00 PM / by Courtney Risner

Meet Courtney Risner, an official CAPA blogger in London, England for Summer 2021:

University: University of Missouri - Columbia
Major:  Journalism and Political Science
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Westminster Digital

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited about living in a completely new place and being exposed to and immersed in a culture that I have been curious about and admired for as long as I can remember. I look forward to communicating with others, learning about their own unique cultures, and what it means to be a member of the London community. I’m excited to try traditional British foods and drinks at British pubs and restaurants, shop where Londoners shop, live in my flat, work in a British work environment, and really just become a true Londoner.

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Posted in: London, England

Meet Mimi Kuroiwa: Official CAPA London Blogger Summer 2021

Jun 20, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Mimi Kuroiwa

Meet Mimi Kuroiwa, an official CAPA vlogger in London, England for Summer 2021:

University: University of Missouri - Columbia
Major:  Strategic Communication (Art Direction)
Study Abroad Location: London, England
Internship or volunteer placement: Latimer

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am excited to gain hands-on work experience abroad. This will allow me to learn about the different culture, people, and way of work and help me to build a global mindset in work settings. I am also excited to explore the city of London and try different food!

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Posted in: London, England

Celebrating Pride Month

Jun 14, 2021 9:26:00 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

This month, we're celebrating Pride Month by sharing resources for LGBTQ+ study abroad students and highlighting stories from CAPA students who have explored their identities while studying abroad. Continue reading to find out more and to hear from alumni about their experiences.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

COVID, What Henry Said, Robert Lowell, My Dad, and Other Diversions

Jun 8, 2021 9:33:00 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. Woolf talks about the immobility that many educators have faced due to the impacts of COVID-19, communicating in the Zoom era, and observing how the profession was either deemed essential or inessential in the UK. He also shares his encounter with American poet Robert Lowell.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

How the Global Pandemic Impacted my Study Abroad Experience

Jun 3, 2021 2:27:00 PM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

CAPA London alum Mikayla Habina takes us through the moment she found out how the global pandemic would change her entire study abroad semester in 2020. Did the pandemic make her study abroad experience any worse or less impactful? Read on to see her take on the entire situation and how it molded her.

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Posted in: London, England, CAPA Ambassadors, Why Study Abroad

Biggest Takeaways from my Remote Global Internship

Jun 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Savanna Nolau

In Savannah's final post of the semester, she reveals how she turned anxiety into accomplishment while balancing her remote internship, studies, and life in general. She also talks about how this stint taught her about challenging herself and what she wants her future to look like.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

May 27, 2021 11:52:47 AM / by Cara Pizzorusso

This May, we're celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month and highlighting stories from CAPA's Diversity Advocates Scholars who have explored their AAPI identities while studying abroad. Read more to hear their stories.

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Posted in: London, England, Sydney, Australia, Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad

My Remote Cultural Experiences in London

May 20, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Savanna Nolau

With the availability of virtual tours, Savanna has been able to experience the global city of London and its culture firsthand as part of her remote study abroad and internship program. Take a look at her visits at the Houses of Parliament, The British Museum, and the Museum of London Docklands.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

My Remote Internship: Challenges and Successes

Apr 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Savanna Nolau

Savanna shares the reality of being a remote intern from the challenges she's faced to the upside of the entire experience. She also emphasizes the skills she's picked up—such as being adaptable—and how she's discovered the type of professional and team member she is in her role. See how she juggles her duties and focuses on getting a well-rounded approach all before graduating from college.

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

Why You Should Intern Abroad in London

Apr 14, 2021 9:25:00 AM / by Savanna Nolau

In this post, Savanna interviews Leah Hardy, her internship site supervisor at Young Citizens, a UK-based charity. Continue reading to find out some tips from Leah, including how to prepare for your internship abroad!

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad