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Meet Lauren Girard: Official CAPA Shanghai Instagram TV Vlogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM / by Lauren Girard

Meet Lauren Girard, an official CAPA Instagram TV vlogger in Shanghai, China for Summer 2019:

University: Champlain College
Major: International Business with minors in Data Analytics and Digital Marketing
Study abroad location: Shanghai, China
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
I am most excited to try new foods while in Shanghai!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China

Meet Absa Samba: Official CAPA Shanghai Blogger Summer 2019

May 18, 2019 10:25:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Meet Absa Samba, an official CAPA blogger in Shanghai, China for Summer 2019:

University: Champlain College
Major: Social Work, minors in Psychology and Global Studies
Study abroad location: Shanghai, China
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

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Posted in: Shanghai, China

10 Things in China That You will NOT Normally Find in the US

May 17, 2019 11:20:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

When you go somewhere different, you're bound to have new encounters. In this week's post, Imani lists 10 differences between the US and China based on her observations. From underground markets to expansive subway systems, she covers what you can expect from everyday life there. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

What It's Like Studying Abroad in Shanghai as An American Raised Chinese

May 13, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Malia Waltman opens up about her American identity and Chinese heritage, as well as how she is reconciling these facets of herself in Shanghai. She also talks about her experiences with locals, including the advantages and disadvantages of blending in abroad.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Diversity Abroad

Here's What Makes Mandarin Such a Complex but Beautiful Language

May 11, 2019 10:12:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani gets to the heart of learning Mandarin and shares an introduction to the language. Take note of the basics here and the keys to understanding how the Chinese language works as a result of history and context. After all, the possibilities in life are endless when you know another language!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Language

The Places We Go, The Things We Learn: Reflecting on Shanghai My Global City Events

Apr 18, 2019 11:03:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani visits the World Expo Museum and Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center as part of CAPA Shanghai's My Global City events for students. She shares her latest insights on structures around the world and in Shanghai, as well as how urbanization and westernization has made its impact in China.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

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

Comparing Global Cities: Shanghai vs. Beijing

Apr 2, 2019 10:32:00 AM / by 'Connecting Global Cities' by Colin Speakman

“Connecting Global Cities” is a monthly column written by Colin Speakman, Resident Director for CAPA Shanghai.

After a recent visit to Beijing from Shanghai with the spring 2019 students, Colin writes about the opportunities provided by CAPA for students to learn about their host city and other global cities around them. He compares and contrasts the features and local interaction of both cities, while describing how Beijing and Shanghai represent China globally, politically, and culturally.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

What to Expect from Your Classes with CAPA Shanghai

Mar 26, 2019 11:01:00 AM / by Imani Wilson

In this week's post, Imani gives us a quick rundown of her classes in Shanghai and what she's been learning so far. She's getting a deeper look and a holistic view of China's history, its current issues, and the urban transformation  happening all over the country. In addition, Imani is learning something she's wanted to for the longest time—the Chinese Language! Find out what goes on in these classes and more.

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Posted in: International Education, Shanghai, China

My Unexpected Takeaways From a Semester in Shanghai 

Mar 16, 2019 10:51:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

Studying abroad means positioning yourself to receive the best, yet sometimes unexpected experiences. In this post, Jennifer Conner talks about observing the Chinese culture firsthand, interning at an English language school, and building long-lasting relationships with her friends.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

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