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Beyond Queen Mary University - Get to Know Mile End

Oct 19, 2019 10:39:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

The area around London’s Queen Mary University is called Mile End, which is part of the borough of Tower Hamlets. It’s a well-connected, lively, and diverse area of East London, home to markets, art galleries, and green spaces.

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Posted in: London, England, Direct Enroll

Why I'm Glad I Traveled to Paris with CAPA London Students

Oct 17, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Makenna has the opportunity to go on an optional trip to Paris with other CAPA London students, where she breaks out of her comfort zone and bonds with the CAPA community in the culture-filled city she has always dreamed of visiting.

Read more about the highlights of the Paris excursion, from a visit to the Luxembourg gardens to a boat ride down the River Seine.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

Four Bakeries You Must Visit in London

Oct 12, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Carly Lewis

CAPA vlogger Carly takes us on an adventure through London to taste test all kinds of baked goods, from comforting cookies to cronuts at an upscale bakery to decadent chocolate hazelnut cakes.

Follow along with Carly as she takes us to her favorite spots for sweet treats in London!

 

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Posted in: London, England, Food Abroad

Experiencing Two Sides of History at Stonehenge & Bath, UK

Oct 1, 2019 9:52:15 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

Makenna takes advantage of the CAPA excursion to Stonehenge and Bath that's included in our London Program and shares with you how the experience gave her the opportunity to compare two very different types of historic landmarks!

There’s something new to do in London every weekend, but studying abroad means there are chances to see places outside of the city too. CAPA offers a range of excursions and My Global City events that take place inside and out of London. I’ve found that taking advantage of these are a great way to explore and stay within the constraints of a budget. 

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

How to Do Your Sunday Errands When Studying in London

Sep 29, 2019 10:41:55 AM / by Carly Lewis

Studying abroad may seem glamorous, but it's also about making yourself at home in a new place, and with that comes...running errands!

Follow along with Carly as she experiences Primark for the first time (we've been there), shares her tips for saving pounds at Waitrose, and spills about her favorite spot to get her cosmetic bits and bobs (aka toiletries from Boots) in London!

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Posted in: London, England, Food Abroad

Campus Life: Living in London's East End at Queen Mary University

Sep 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

It’s rare to find a traditional campus environment in such a sprawling and busy global city as London, but Queen Mary University is just that. It provides a pocket of calm and security for its students, and the student body mirrors the incredible diversity of London itself. Students from over 160 nationalities study here, and Queen Mary has been ranked one of the most diverse institutions in the world. The mix of cultural backgrounds makes campus life incredibly vibrant and exciting.

Read on to find out more about what it’s like to live and study at Queen Mary, from the housing, to all of the facilities available within the campus gates, to the many clubs and events that will help you make new friends, to the student support services, and some bonus CAPA inclusions.

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Posted in: London, England, Direct Enroll

My Global City - A Tour of London's Southbank Area

Sep 24, 2019 10:16:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

To give you a better idea of what to expect from CAPA My Global City events like walking tours, our videographer tagged along to film CAPA London's Katie Lander giving a tour of London's Southbank - the London Eye, the Tate Modern, and Shakespeare's Globe are among the many sites to see in this area of London!

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

How to Feel at Home While Studying Abroad in London

Sep 12, 2019 11:35:00 AM / by Makenna Sturgeon

How do you find a sense of community and belongingness in a bustling city? Makenna writes about why she chose to study abroad in London and how she's carved out a "me place" to spend some alone time in her neighborhood. Read on and find out tips on how to bask in both the busyness and stillness of London.

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Posted in: London, England, Local Culture

How to Worry Less and Wander More: First Lessons to Learn Abroad

Sep 10, 2019 2:17:00 PM / by Carly Lewis

CAPA vlogger Carly Lewis has arrived in London. In her first vlog she takes you along on a day trip to Brighton Beach and shares some of the lessons she quickly learns when her travel plans go awry. Learn a little more about time management and transportation while studying abroad in this awesome vlog:

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Posted in: London, England, london-vlog

Here's What to Expect From Academics at Queen Mary University

Sep 6, 2019 3:00:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

When you directly enroll on the new CAPA Queen Mary study abroad program, you’ll be welcomed into one of the UK’s most prestigious academic institutions. Queen Mary, a member of the University of London group, ranked #126 in the QS Global World Rankings for 2020.

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Posted in: London, England, Direct Enroll

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