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5 Things I Wish I knew BEFORE I Studied Abroad

May 15, 2019 12:49:30 PM / by Kendall Hoyt

In her final vlog of the semester, Kendall looks back at her pre-study abroad self and shares advice on what she wishes she had known before she studied abroad. From the biggest packing faux pas to setting expections and having the right mind set - this is advice anyone about to study abroad should hear!

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Responding to Questions You Might Have About Studying in Florence

Apr 8, 2019 11:52:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

In this week's post, Daniel goes through 7 questions that may come up when you consider studying abroad. From finding the right time in your college career to make that leap to integrating yourself within a global city and its local culture, he shares his strategies, experiences, concerns, and successes.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Spilling the Tea on Making Friends, Traveling, and Budgeting During Study Abroad

Apr 6, 2019 10:34:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

This week Brielle spills alllll the tea on a few things she wished someone told her before SHE studied abroad. As she reflects on some of the challenges she's faced so far during her year abroad, Brielle shares tips on topics such as social life, travel planning, and budgeting.  

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

How to Handle the Side of Study Abroad You Don’t See on Instagram

Apr 3, 2019 11:18:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

You probably already know this: there's more to the study abroad life than what's posted on Instagram. After being in Dublin for a few months now, Emma talks about the experiences that make up the entire scope of studying, living, and traveling abroad. She also shares three important tips on how to go with the flow of each global city and embrace the good, the bad, and...the ordinary!

Lying in the soft grass in a garden in Paris, basking in the scent of a fresh, gooey cheese picnic; the sight of a million shooting stars pinballing within the incredible structure that is the Eiffel Tower; and the sound of a crowd silenced by wonder (accompanied by the crackling crunch of crusty baguettes) defined the euphoria of my spring break travels.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

10 Tips for Sustainable Living While Studying Abroad in London

Mar 31, 2019 10:19:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

In this week's post, Sarah talks about how she cultivated good habits for a sustainable lifestyle in a global city—on a student budget. London is a green city and offers a lot of options for mindful consumption, waste reduction, and cost-effective travel. Go through the pros and cons of this list and see how you can incorporate some of these tips abroad!

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

CAPA Living In London: On Student Accommodations & More

Mar 18, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

In this week's post, Sarah gives a rundown on what to expect at your student accommodation in London and what to bring and buy when you arrive. She also dives deeper into the nitty-gritty and shares her firsthand living experience, what you can do within the proximity of your apartment, kitchen etiquette, and specific suggestions on how to make this your home away from home. Don't miss out on Sarah's tips and tricks in this post!

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Posted in: London, England, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

How I Packed for 4 Months Abroad

Mar 11, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

Need a style guide for your study abroad? Florence vlogger and study abroad veteran Brielle Saggese shares her hacks for consolidating her wardrobe for her spring semester in Florence. Now, this isn't Brielle's first rodeo—she spent her fall semester abroad in Paris, so you know she's got this packing thing DOWN. From how to make sundresses work in the colder months to other fashion hacks, make sure to watch to help plan for your program!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

The Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break Travel While Studying Abroad

Mar 9, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

Want to explore Europe while you study abroad? In this week's post, Daniel shares a list of do's and don'ts from his travel adventures to Portugal and Spain over spring break. Here's everything you need to know about planning trips, booking flights, and most of all—coordinating it with your travel buddies!

For my spring break abroad, a couple of my friends and I decided to take the week to hit Lisbon and Lagos in Portugal and Barcelona, Spain. This was the most travel I have ever done basically on my own, and I definitely learned a lot from my experience. I put together some do’s and don'ts that will hopefully help you have the smoothest journey possible when it’s your turn to explore Europe.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Living in Shanghai: The Best of ECNU Student Accommodations

Mar 7, 2019 11:49:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

Are you ready for student life abroad in Shanghai? In this week's post, Imani shares her take on the dorm accommodation and facilities around the ECNU campus. From finding what you need around campus to a look inside her dorm room, she gives more insight on what to prepare for and what she already enjoys about living on campus.

Before I arrived in Shanghai, I was given instructions to get me to the East China Normal University (ECNU) Zhongbei Campus (not the Minhang Campus). There are about 10,000 students here, which is huge compared to Hood College. There are many metro stations and malls nearby.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

6 Packing Tips for a Semester Abroad in Barcelona

Mar 1, 2019 10:58:00 AM / by Victoria Irra

In her first vlog of the semester, Victoria Irra prepares to depart for a semester in Barcelona and has been packing away! From portable chargers to 3 months worth of spices - you'll want to watch more for Victoria's tips on what to pack and how to pack for a semester abroad. 

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Posted in: Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Barcelona, Spain

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