Reflecting on a Semester Abroad in Shanghai

Dec 21, 2017 1:30:00 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 reflects on her time in Shanghai and shares how she grew and what she learned.

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Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Study Abroad, Personal Learning

A Reflection on My Heritage and Time in Poland

Dec 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 leaves London for Poland to visit and learn more about his heritage and the rich history in this European country.

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For the final full weekend of my time at CAPA, I decided to take a trip to Poland since I come from Polish heritage! It is the first time that someone with my namesake has traveled back to the country since my great-great-grandfather in the mid-1950's. My grandfather was originally from Krakow, however, I also took the time to visit Warsaw and Gdansk.

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In Krakow, the city feels like a small town mixed with modern architecture centered around the Old Town section which was established around the 13th century - as with most Old Town boroughs through Poland.

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Posted in: London, England, Identity, Personal Learning

On the Spot: A Local Asks Me About Florence and My Experience

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

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess is interviewed by CAPA Florence's Valentina Lazzerini on her time in Florence and her perspective on Italian culture.

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Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Personal Learning, Florence Interviews

On the Spot: A Dubliner Asks How Ireland Surprised Me

Nov 24, 2017 1:30:00 PM / 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 is asked by CAPA Dublin's Susanne Bach about her expectations of Ireland and how Dublin compares to the U.S.

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Tylor's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Personal Learning, Dublin Interviews

On the Spot: A Sydney Local Asks Me About Australia

Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole is interviewed on the spot by CAPA Sydney's Richard Cooper on her notions about Sydney and the culture she's come to know.

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Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Personal Learning, Sydney Interviews

Brighton Brings Ideas

Oct 11, 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 ventures off to Brighton and reflects on the theater scene in London.

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After a tiring week of classes, I was in desperate need to see the sun. The BFA course schedule often starts us off from 9 am to 10:30 pm, so I definitely needed to find some time to let myself be free from school and studying for a day.

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I was off for Brighton at 5:30 am on Friday, early—and I almost regretted it until I stepped off the train and wandered through the sunrise lanes of Brighton. Everything from the white houses to the paler white commercial buildings made the sunshine glow even in some of the smallest always streets in the Lanes.

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Posted in: London, England, Personal Learning, Reflection

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

Exploring One of CAPA's Core Values in Buenos Aires

Apr 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

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In this week's post, Niah talks about one of CAPA's core values: personal learning.

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Niah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Personal Learning, Core Values

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