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3 Important Student Safety Capabilities of CAPA's Guardian App

Aug 1, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

Included as part of our comprehensive student health & safety plan is access to the CAPA Guardian App. Guardian is CAPA's official study abroad safety app (available for download on Android and iOS devices) and is loaded with many useful features and resources to help ensure that all CAPA students have a safe and healthy time abroad.

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Posted in: International Education, Safety Abroad

Terrorism and Studying Abroad: the Reality

Jul 3, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_CatGloria_Dublin_Headshot.pngCat Gloria is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Cat discusses why being afraid of terrorism shouldn't stop you from studying abroad.

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Studying abroad can seem scary enough, why let terrorism add to the fear? 

Terrorism is nothing new. The history of terrorism dates all the way back to 1 AD with a group in Judea who assassinated anyone in collaboration with Roman rule and it has been present ever since. The main tactic of terrorism is in the word itself: to spread terror. Some say it has succeeded in doing so, but as a study abroad student it’s important to disprove that notion.

Modern terrorist acts can happen at any time and in any city, that’s the reality of it. People have no way of knowing when it’s going to happen so there’s two courses of action that we can take; to either live in our bedrooms, or explore and try not to think of the threat.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Safety Abroad

On Being Abroad During Hard Times

Mar 29, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Courtney Manning Profile Square.jpgCourtney Manning is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Convergence Journalism major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Courtney discusses her feelings about the serious incident in London on March 22, 2017.

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As the majority of the world knows, there was an attack in London on Wednesday, March 22. I intern in Westminster, where the attacks happened, only a short walk away from Parliament and the Westminster Bridge. I didn’t even know it had happened at first- I was writing an article for my internship and had my headphones in when people in our trip GroupMe started asking if everyone was okay. Confused, I checked Twitter to see what was going on. Apparently my colleagues had been talking about it for a few minutes by that time, and were trying to understand what had actually happened through the limited (and many false) updates on the internet.

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Posted in: London, England, Safety Abroad

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