Finding Peace with Nature During My Semester in China

Nov 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Nicole Castro

In this post, Nicole talks about her experience visiting Guilin, a city in central China, and how this trip led her to connect with nature.

It wasn’t until the trip to Guilin that I realized my love for nature and how happy I was to be in China. Known for its unique landscape of limestone karst hills, Guilin is a city of world renown natural beauty. 

The Guilin trip, organized by East China Normal University, invited all international students to explore the beautiful scenery of the Guangxi Zhuang region. After a nine-hour ride in the bullet train, we started our adventure. We visited the Elephant Trunk, the Longji Terrace, Xingping Town, the Lijiang River, but my favorite place was the Gudong Waterfall.

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Posted in: Weekend Trip, Shanghai, China, Nature, Cultural Immersion

3 Ways You Can Experience Australian Wildlife with CAPA

Nov 9, 2018 10:22:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo discusses three excursions he's taken with CAPA to experience the wildlife of Australia, from petting wallaby at the Featherdale Wildlife park and hiking in the Blue Mountain National Park, to spending the night at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture, Activities Abroad, Must Do, Nature

A Day Well Spent in Capri

Oct 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

Michaella Estevez is an official CAPA vlogger, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this today's post, Michaella takes us on a trip to Capri and shows us the beautiful nature and scenic views of the island.

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Thanks Michaella!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Travel, Nature, Environment, Activities Abroad, Activities in Florence

A Quick Guide to Music, Art, Architecture, and Nature in Sydney

Oct 3, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

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Martyn Megaloudis is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Martyn creates a quick guide based on his exploration of Sydney's art and culture so far and shares several go-to spots for music, art, architecture and nature in the city.

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For today's post, I wanted to talk a bit about some of the art (whether painted or sung) that you can generally find around the CAPA Sydney center and in the city. I haven’t managed to hit all of the cultural touchstones of Sydney yet, but here are a few highlights of what I’ve seen so far. Small note to take—I know very little about plants, architecture, and art so those sections may be lacking in any expert evaluation.

Music

Foundry 616 Hosting The Baker Boys Jazz GroupFoundry 616 hosts a wide range of jazz acts including The Baker Boys.

Five minutes down the street from the CAPA Sydney center sits the small jazz lounge, Foundry 616. Despite the sign outside (which is never lit up and very easy to glaze over), Foundry 616 is hard to spot—being just one of three doors at the entrance to a large business building. Enter and you’ll find a dimly lit lounge that provides a small stage for performances and smaller concerts, as well as the option to dine in. The lounge offers free admission on Tuesdays, and hosts “The Baker Boys” which is a jazz collective that allows musicians from every avenue from Sydney to showcase their talents for prospective bookings. I’m a sucker for jazz and jazz renditions of non-jazz songs, so I really enjoyed their performance- I’m not getting married anytime soon so I’m not going end up giving any of them jobs, but they did put on a good show! I would say if you have a spare hour on a Tuesday it wouldn’t hurt to check out Foundry 616.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Tips, Art Abroad, Music, Nature

Heading to Gordon's Bay for the Day

Mar 14, 2018 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Bridgman is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance and Marketing major at University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Bridgman makes his way to Gordon's Bay and spends a day having fun in the water.

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Thanks Nicole!

Bridgman's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Nature, Activities Abroad

Solo Hiking in Glendalough

Mar 2, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Brandon is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Political Science major at Clark University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Brandon shares how he spent his weekend visiting the National Gallery of Ireland and hiking in Glendalough.

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Last weekend most of my friends went on their own trips about Ireland, so I decided to spend my time doing some adventuring by myself. I think that a big part of studying abroad is traveling on your own and feeling more independent, as you are in a whole other culture and country, separated from your traditional friend and support network. In that vein, I went to the National Gallery of Ireland and walked about the Temple Bar district a bit on Saturday, and then took a day-trip to Glendalough on Sunday.

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The National Gallery of Ireland is in the formerly British, aristocratic area of Dublin, surrounded by impressive, four-story Georgian apartments that contrast beautifully with the single-story, red-brick row houses around Griffith College. The museum has no admission fee, which is excellent for a college student like me. It contains the national selection of Irish and European art, with a particular emphasis on Irish paintings and Italian Baroque and Dutch masters.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Activities Abroad, Nature

Checking Out Tamarama Beach in Sydney

Feb 28, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Bridgman is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Finance and Marketing major at University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Bridgman heads to Tamarama Beach and enjoys one of Sydney's beauties of nature.

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Thanks Nicole!

Bridgman's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Nature, Activities Abroad

A Day Trip to Glendalough, Wicklow, and Kilkenny

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

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Tylor is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Communication major at Arizona State University, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Tylor brings us to see the beautiful Irish sights on her day trip to Glendalough, Wicklow, and Kilkenny.

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Thanks Tylor!

Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Activities Abroad, Nature

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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Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Nature

A Tranquil Day at Yu Garden in Shanghai

Sep 14, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah brings us with her on a trip to see the tranquil Yu Garden in Shanghai.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Activities Abroad, Nature

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