The Sister Cliffs

Oct 2, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen creates a short film from her visit to the Seven Sisters Cliffs in Sussex, England.

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Posted in: London, England, Nature

Film Spools Are for Folio Fools

Sep 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus goes through acting training in London and hunts for a 394-year-old Shakespearean transcript at the library.

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This week I started my sessions with the Globe Theater, as well as endured a very intense week of training. This week has been very informative in finding what I am lacking in my work as an actor.

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We have been working on restoration comedy pieces, which have been able to help me re-discover my sense of play that I have with myself - and translate that into my scene work. I think that is the next step in my training, which is quite a switch up from the very technique-driven curriculum that I usually am used to at the U of Minnesota.

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Posted in: London, England, Academics Abroad, History Abroad

10 Interesting Facts about London

Sep 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Before you travel to the one of the world's most visited cities in the United Kingdom, we're here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities—London!

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1. Language

While we all know that English is the main language of communication in London, you'll also hear other languages such as Polish, Mandarin, Punjabi, French, Spanish, and Arabic in various communities. This is just a sampling of more than 300 languages spoken in the city!

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Posted in: London, England, Top 10

Standing with History in Stonehenge and the Roman Baths

Sep 25, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen gives us a crash course on the history of Stonehenge and the Roman Baths in England.

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Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, History Abroad, Activities Abroad

On Being a Nontraditional Study Abroad Student

Sep 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Joyce Leung

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Meet Joyce Leung, a Dietics major and Public Health minor from D'Youville College who studied abroad in London in spring 2016. Below, she talks about what it was like to study abroad being older than her peers, how growing up in Hong Kong and Canada affected her study abroad expereince, and why an internship was her primary goal for her study abroad experience.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
JOYCE LEUNG: I am a Dietetics major/Public Health minor student from D'Youville College and studied abroad in London, England. I am originally from Hong Kong but completed most of my education in Canada. I studied both community college and university in Canada. I worked in healthcare throughout and after my education. I moved from Toronto, Ontario to Buffalo, New York for a combined Bachelors/Masters of Science program, which allowed me to study abroad with CAPA for an internship.

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Posted in: London, England, London Interview

Keep Your Eyes on the Coffee While You Walk Through the Greens

Sep 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus gets to know London better as he walks through Hyde Park, tries new coffee shops, and observes the behavior of Londoners.

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London is an overwhelming city. There is always constant movement and it hard sometimes to take a moment to breathe and collect your thoughts on the experience you are having. I felt this, especially after this orientation week. With the semester now in full swing and within an entirely new culture, I needed to take a bit of a break away from the city.

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After taking a walk through Kensington on Thursday, I decided to take a walk through Hyde park as well, which I didn't realize is extremely vast, and could take hours to wander through it in its entirety. So I opted for a short hour walk. The park is a complete environmental switch from the city. It was extremely serene and everyone walking through the park seemed to very much take their time and enjoy the walk within the greens. And people looked at you!

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Posted in: London, England, Classes in London, Environment

A Proper High Tea in Regent's Park

Sep 18, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen saunters over to Regent's Park and shows us her version of a proper high tea.

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Posted in: London, England, Environment, Food in London

Landing in London

Sep 13, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus comes face-to-face with British English and overcomes intimidation with inspiration.

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On Tuesday I finally flew into London Gatwick Airport, the seemingly little brother (and less expensive brother) to Heathrow.

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Coming from Italy, it was a relief to hear English again! Although, it was in a very different dialect than I am sure most Americans are used to. That's a given. But the English dialect was definitely the first thing I noticed getting off the plane. I think the UK English dialect has a very interesting flow and tone that follows it. It's not a negative tone, but I felt the need to rise to the level of sophistication that the dialect carries when I was interacting with people off the plane, especially at Border Control! My acting company members expressed the same feelings—even though we have studied the dialect intensively throughout our sophomore year!

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Posted in: London, England, Arrival, Personal Learning

From the English Countryside to My Room in London

Sep 11, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen visits the English countryside and introduces us to her roommates who are studying abroad with her in London.

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Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Travel, London, England, Accommodation Abroad

Bridging My Hop Across The Pond

Sep 6, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In his first post, Thaddeus talks about how his study abroad in London motivated him to save money, eat healthy, travel to Italy, and immerse himself in classical texts.

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Well, here we go.

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When I was deciding on where to go to college, I knew that I needed to find a program with some sort of global perspective opportunity. Luckily, the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program requires its students to study abroad as part of the curriculum and degree requirements. After hearing about that opportunity, I immediately knew that this program was the strongest choice for me as an artist.

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Posted in: London, England, Study Abroad, Financing Study Abroad