Breathtaking Hikes: China's Mount Huashan

Dec 14, 2018 10:20:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's post, Rachel Epp takes a final excursion to the city of Xi'an and spend the day trekking up Mt. Huashan, one of the the most treacherous but rewarding hikes in China! Watch more for some breathtaking views! 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Must Do

On This Day: China's Past & Why We should Never Forget December 13

Dec 13, 2018 10:37:00 AM / by Colin Speakman

Today is the 81st anniversary of an event that horrified the world. On December 13, 1937, during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War, Japanese troops attacked the then capital of China, Nanking (Nanjing) - the government already having relocated - and over six weeks, according to records and reports, murdered around 300,000 Nanjing citizens, including women and children. Today fewer than 400 survivors are still alive to tell the tale.

The story of the Nanjing Massacre has been well told in Iris Chang's 1997 book The Rape of Nanking and in several movies in recent years including "Nanking" ,"City of Life and Death", "John Rabe" and most recently "The Flowers of War". It was perhaps fitting that, along with my students, we watched the showing of "The City of Life and Death" in a large movie theater in Nanjing in 2009. We were a small Western group in a cinema packed with locals and it was impossible not to feel the tears of the audience that night. I wondered how many in that very audience had lost grandparents and other kin in that massacre.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Beijing, China, Local Culture

Scenes of Hangzhou - One of China's Two Paradises

Dec 13, 2018 10:28:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel explores the beautiful lakes and temples of Hangzhou, China. From experiencing the beautiful sculptures and serenity of the Lingyin temple to wandering the islands and bridges of the West Lake, follow along on his mystical adventure!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture, Must Do

5 Important Skills You Can Gain from Interning Abroad

Dec 10, 2018 10:42:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Only a very small percentage of US students intern abroad. The experience alone can make you stand out from your peers in a pile of resumes once you graduate and will no doubt be a conversation starter in an interview. If you put the effort in and set goals for yourself before you begin, it can be even more than a conversation starter. You will have opportunities to learn some truly important life and career skills that you might not gain in a domestic internship.

Here are just 5 skills (out of many) you can gain from interning abroad.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Dublin, Ireland

How to Take Ownership of Your Personal and Professional Development Abroad

Dec 6, 2018 11:43:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Let’s be honest: studying abroad is an incredible experience, but it’s not an automatic ticket to landing a job when you graduate. Yes, listing an international internship, for example, can make your resume stand out in an inbox full of applications, but it’s not until you learn how to talk about your experience in a meaningful way that your future employer’s ears will really perk up. And it’s not until you take ownership of your experience—by learning how to recognize, pursue, and nurture the skills that are key to your personal and professional development while you’re abroad—that you’ll be able to do that.

One of CAPA’s five Student Learning and Development Outcomes(SLDOs), set for those studying abroad in all of our cities, is a focus on personal and professional development.

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Posted in: International Education, Professional Development, Internships Abroad, Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, London, England, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China

Thanksgiving in Shanghai + Lessons on Daoism and Confucianism

Dec 6, 2018 10:42:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel shares highlights from his Thanksgiving holiday spent with CAPA in Shanghai and then takes us along for tours of a Daoist and a Confucian temples, sharing information about each ancient Chinese philosophy.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture, International Education

Three Unique Places to Check Out in Shanghai

Nov 29, 2018 9:46:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel shows us three unique places to visit while studying abroad in Shanghai. Watch more to find out where to go and what to see from a local perspective.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Must Do

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, Scholarships & Financing, Official Bloggers and Vloggers

Things to Do in Shanghai: Visit the World Expo Museum

Nov 23, 2018 9:50:00 AM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel  takes us along with him as he explores the World Expo Museum in Shanghai, China and explains some of the exhibits he finds.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, International Education, Must Do

The Reality of Studying and Interning Abroad in Shanghai

Nov 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp talks about balancing her classes, assignments, her internship, and travel, giving us the real real on daily life abroad. 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Academics Abroad, Internships Abroad


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