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Introducing Our Fall 2019 Diversity Advocates Scholars

Sep 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

At CAPA, we seek to foster increased student diversity and to provide all participants with the opportunity to explore, challenge and redefine their identities in distinct ways. Launched in Spring 2017, the Diversity Advocates Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy and provides resources for advocates to pursue diversity initiatives of their own within their global cities.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, Scholarships & Financing

Tips on How to Get the Gilman Scholarship (From Someone Who Did)

Aug 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Keneechi Obasi

Scholarships are a great tool to help you get abroad and fulfill your academic, professional, and personal journey. Prior to studying abroad in London, Keneechi applied for the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship twice—and received it after her second time. She shares 5 things to keep in mind as you prepare to apply for the scholarship. Learn from her on what worked and what didn't work, and make sure you give yourself time along the way.

P.S. This post is overflowing with useful tips, so don't forget to bookmark this!

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Posted in: London, England, Scholarships & Financing

Let’s Talk Money: 3 Tips for Budgeting During a Semester in Sydney

Jun 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

If you want to study abroad but are worried on how to get your finances in shape, then this post is for you. Lizzy shares three principles she followed before and during her experience abroad. She also tells us why budgeting is good preparation for life in the real world!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Scholarships & Financing

10 Reasons to Blog or Vlog for CAPA

May 31, 2019 4:21:17 PM / by Jessie Gibson

Will you represent your study abroad city as one of our official CAPA bloggers or vloggers during your Study Abroad Program?

Each term, we select a team of student bloggers and vloggers to share their study abroad experiences on the CAPA World blog. Each student on our team of storytellers will receive a grant of up to $550 to help you create awesome content for the CAPA World blog.  You can choose to produce blogs, vlogs, or Instagram TV vlogs!

Besides helping finance their adventures, previous CAPA bloggers and vloggers have loved the experience for a bunch of different reasons. Without further ado, here are 10 reasons to become a CAPA blogger or vlogger:

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Posted in: Scholarships & Financing

Saving Green: 7 Tips for Saving Money and the Planet While Studying Abroad

Apr 22, 2019 8:35:52 AM / by Kara Davis

Meet your new study abroad routine: saving money and the planet. In this week's post, Kara gives 7 tips for us to do our part and be environmentally-friendly while abroad (or at home). From using reusable shopping bags to air-drying laundry, see how you can reduce your environmental impact and save some cash while studying abroad.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Scholarships & Financing

How to Not Break the Bank When Studying Abroad

Apr 12, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

Budgeting before and during your study abroad experience can ease your worries when you're living in a global city. In this week's post, Sarah shares her comprehensive guide with 10 ideas on how you can plan ahead, build up savings, and maintain a budget while studying abroad in London. The last thing you want to do is worry! Check out some of Sarah's own experiences and lessons. 

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

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Posted in: London, England, Scholarships & Financing

Budget Breakdown: How I’m Spending My Money During a Semester in Shanghai

Apr 11, 2019 12:02:00 PM / by Imani Wilson

It can be easy to lose track of your spending while abroad! In this week's post, Imani sheds light on her student budget and how she manages her money monthly. She looks at how she's allocated funds for travel, food, souvenirs, and activities in Shanghai, and what is covered by your CAPA program costs.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Scholarships & Financing

Things to Do For Less than $10 When Studying Abroad in Barcelona 

Apr 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

In Barcelona, at the time of writing, $10 USD buys you €8.76. If you’re on a tight student budget while you’re studying abroad, know that you can still have a great time in the city! We’ve rounded up 10 fun and/or useful experiences or things that this amount will buy. We will save the freebies for another post, so stay tuned for those.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Scholarships & Financing

Diversity Advocates Spring 2019 Scholars

Jan 18, 2019 8:54:33 AM / by Julia Gueron

At CAPA, we seek to foster increased student diversity and to provide all participants with the opportunity to explore, challenge and redefine their identities in distinct ways. Launched in Spring 2017, the Diversity Advocates Program (DAP) is an extension of this philosophy and provides resources for advocates to pursue diversity initiatives of their own within their global cities.

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Posted in: Diversity Abroad, Scholarships & Financing

Money & London: 5 Tips for Financing, Budgeting, and Enjoying Your Study Abroad

Nov 27, 2018 4:43:19 PM / by Genevieve Rice

If you're wondering how to finance your study abroad to London and live in this global city on a budget, here's a list of practical tips to get you going! Genevieve shares what worked for her from experience—from looking for scholarships to finding cost-effective strategies that work best for you.

Live in a different country. Participate in a career furthering internship in a new culture. Be able to travel to new places on the weekends. These make up the shiny side of study abroad. While parts of this image of study abroad are true, this is not the whole picture. The whole picture includes graphic depictions of the days where you have a cold and have used up a whole pack of Kleenex overnight. It includes the day when you are so tired from the week before that you can barely drag yourself from bed on Monday morning. Where you are on the tube for at least an hour and a half each day, jammed between a sweaty man and a really loud tourist group. The real picture of study abroad is not always pretty, and it definitely is not for everyone. It also includes something that most people don’t want to consider: money.

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Posted in: London, England, Scholarships & Financing

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