10 Books to Read Before You Study Abroad in Barcelona

Dec 18, 2018 1:26:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Pick up a book or two to read before you study abroad in Barcelona and, of course, choose one for the journey. We’ll share 10 of our favorite recommendations below, but we’d also love to know if you’ve discovered any you love. If you have, mention @CAPAStudyAbroad on social media with your own suggestions.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Must Do, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations, Top 10

Tips for Packing and Re-packing a Semester Abroad

Dec 18, 2018 10:04:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp chats with us as she packs up her room in Shanghai and prepares to come home. She covers her different packing strategies she had before she left for her semester that are now paying off at the end, so make sure to watch!


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

3 Veteran Tips for Successfully Ending Your Semester Abroad

Dec 5, 2018 9:09:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Every little pound adds up when it's time to pack up your life abroad and head home! Martyn drops 3 pieces of sage advice to get you through the final leg of your semester and journey home.

For one of my last blog posts, I wanted to write about Sydney’s beautiful beaches and conservation efforts. I had most of the blog post written up but something happened when I tried to travel home that convinced me to instead write about planning to pack up and leave the study abroad experience. However, I realize the photos of my luggage and airport terminal hallways can only be so exciting, so I’m going to Frankenstein two blog posts into one. Not only will you get to hear the tips and tricks of packing up at the end of your semester abroad, but you’ll also get to see totally unrelated pictures of Sydney’s beautiful beaches and coastline!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

A 5-Stop Tour of London's Goldhawk Neighborhood Where CAPA Students Live

Dec 3, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Genevieve Rice

See what living in London could look like while you study and intern abroad! Genevieve takes us on a tour of the Goldhawk neighborhood where CAPA students live and shows us 5 of her favorite spots to frequent. Here's everything you need to know about where to run, study, and shop in Goldhawk.

I looked at the syllabi for the different CAPA classes to see which ones would interest me. I explored CAPA's London Institute main page, and I pinterested London (obviously an accurate representation of the city), but what really made up my mind on this program was the CAPA blog posts that I read.

This may be because I personally enjoy blogs as their format appeals to my imagination, but the post that really stood out to me and made the coming semester feel so much more real was a past blogger's tour of their apartment. So, I thought that I would return the favor and give a tour of my neighborhood, Goldhawk, for anyone out there who is reading these blog posts in order to gain a better understanding of what their abroad experience could look like in Goldhawk.

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

5 Study Abroad Preparation Tips from a CAPA Barcelona Student

Nov 29, 2018 1:31:00 PM / by Maya Crawford

Thinking about location, money, and the best study abroad program for you? With a semester in Barcelona almost wrapped up, Maya shares 5 important tips on how to prepare ahead for an exciting experience!

While studying abroad is an exciting and fun experience, there is a lot of work that goes into getting yourself ready to embark on that journey. There's paperwork, money, flights, and more that you must handle, and it is pretty much all up to you to make sure it gets done. In this blog post I will tell you about what that process is like, and some things I did to prepare myself.

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

Interview: Life As A CAPA Blogger in Sydney

Nov 28, 2018 9:03:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Get to know what it's like to blog for CAPA while studying abroad! Martyn interviews fellow Sydney blogger Lorenzo, who shares how immersing yourself in a new city and culture, as well as writing and taking photos actually contribute to your content creation skills and professional experience. See what advice these two bloggers have in store for future creators!

For this week’s blog post, I interviewed fellow CAPA blogger Lorenzo Corazzin. He’s the other half of the blogging force for this semester in Sydney. I thought it would be interesting to get our perspectives of the CAPA blogger experience and how that affects a semester abroad. There’s not much to say before the actual interview but I do want to preface that Lorenzo writes some amazing blog posts and you’d be denying yourself if you didn't check them out here.

Without further ado, enjoy our conversation!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners

Nov 27, 2018 10:30:54 AM / by Rachel Epp

Before she studied abroad, Shanghai Vlogger Rachel had never vlogged before! That didn't stop her though, and in one brief semester she's become a self-taught vlogging master. Want to learn from her experience? Watch more for her 10 Vlogging Tips for Beginners.


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

How to Prepare for Weekend Travel While Studying Abroad

Nov 19, 2018 3:03:02 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco discusses how she plans and prepares for her weekend travel during her semester, from different tips on how to pack to how to deal with discount airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet.

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

Hindsight 20/20: Study Abroad Preparation Tips from a Current Sydney Student

Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Before Martyn finishes off his semester in Sydney, he shares some tips and words of wisdom from the perspective of a current student abroad. Look at some of the best ways to prepare for an upcoming semester overseas and how to get a sense of the culture abroad!

As my time in Sydney comes to a close I figured that it’d be beneficial to look back and see what worked and didn’t work in terms of my pre-departure planning in hindsight. I know that the next generation of study abroad students for Spring 2019 are probably just getting started in terms of planning for their semester abroad, so let’s run down the beneficial pieces of knowledge that I found the most helpful during my semester in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Travel Stories and Tips from CAPA's London Students - Fall 2018

Nov 14, 2018 10:35:00 AM / by Ellen Anderson

In this week's post, Ellen interviews a group of CAPA London students on where they've traveled during their semester abroad. The students share stories, favorite places, challenges they've faced, and tips they have for students looking to study abroad with CAPA and travel next semester. 

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