10 Affordable Snacks to Indulge in While in Sydney

Oct 10, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

In this week's post, Martyn gives us the run down on his favorite indulge-worthy snacks he's discovered while living in Sydney for the past month. 

Let’s be honest here...I don’t know how to cook, or rather I just don't cook for whatever reason (reason: I’m lazy). I bought a multi-grain box of spaghetti the second day that I got to Sydney and have yet to open the box. It’s still in my cabinet next to an empty blueberry muffin box...which brings us to this week’s topic. I figured I’d share my top ten lists of cheap snacks that you can get in and around Ultimo but more specifically the one and only Cole’s. Obviously since I’m studying abroad I wanted to find ten items that were both cheap (under or around 5 AUD) and that are easy to eat and take with you to go.

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Posted in: Food in Sydney, Shopping Abroad, Sydney, Australia

Tips for Coping with Homesickness While Abroad

Oct 9, 2018 9:26:32 AM / by Maya Crawford

In this week's post, Maya addresses a common concern about studying abroad: homesickness! Read more  for her tips on coping with homesickness and why you shouldn't let that scare you away from studying abroad!

So it has been about a month since my arrival to Barcelona, Spain and while this has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, homesickness is inevitable. Being so far away in a country with a new language, new foods, and new culture will definitely cause someone to start missing home. You would think homesickness comes from just being in such a different place but it can hit at the most random times.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, Homesickness, Tips, Food In Spain, Shopping Abroad

Fall 2018: A Day in the Life of a CAPA London Student

Oct 3, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Ellen Anderson

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Ellen Anderson is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Child Psychology major at  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Ellen takes us through a day in her life in London. From her morning commute on the Tube, a tour of the CAPA London center and picking up lunch at the nearby Sainsbury's, to having a potluck with friends, see what daily life on a CAPA London program is actually like!

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Thanks, Ellen!

Ellen's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Day in the Life, Shopping Abroad, Food in London, Commuting in London

Grocery Shopping in Barcelona and a Tour of My Apartment Kitchen

Oct 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Amaia Rioseco

Amaia Rioseco is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Visual Media Arts major at Emerson College, she is studying abroad in Barcelona this semester.

In this week's vlog,  Amaia takes us along as she runs errands at a Lidl Supermarket in Barcelona, plans her meals for the week, and gives us the run down on how she shares space in her student apartment kitchen.  

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Thanks, Amaia!

Amaia's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, food in barcelona,, Food In Spain, Shopping Abroad

The Consumer and Bargaining Culture in China

Jul 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Trisha Sanchez

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Trisha is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An International Business major at Champlain College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Trisha writes about the consumer culture in China and explores the mall and fake markets where she also experiences the bargaining culture in Shanghai.

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Something intriguing I’ve been observing since our arrival in Shanghai has been the wide spectrum of consumer culture in China. Upon my arrival, I was well aware of the traditional politics of the country’s communist state, but I had never seen it in practice. I was anticipating having to adjust to a strong contrast from the capitalist market I’d grown up with. However, this turned out to not exactly be the case.

At a Retail Mall

One visit to any mall here and you can see not only how many western brands have been integrated into the Chinese economy, but also just how heavily western marketing and capitalist ideals have begun to ingrain themselves within the Chinese culture. Walking through retail stores at the mall you’ll definitely find that familiar sense of attentiveness to the consumer, clean-cut displays, ostentatious sales discounts, and an assertive yet restrained desire for your business.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Shopping Abroad, Cultural Insights

A Shopper's Paradise: Exploring the Fake Market in Shanghai

Nov 9, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah experiences shopping and bargaining at a fake market Shanghai.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Activities Abroad, Shopping Abroad

Shopping In and Around My Flat in Shepherd’s Bush

May 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_SethNeu_London_Headshot.pngSeth Neu is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & Management Information Systems major at the University of Minnesota, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In his first post, Seth takes us shopping around his neighborhood, Shepherd's Bush.

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After an absolute whirlwind of a first few days here in London, the first chance I had at some downtime, I decided to explore the shopping nearby (yes, I consider shopping downtime). I had kept hearing mutterings of some “huge” mall located right by my flat in Shepherd’s Bush. Someone even reported it to be the largest mall in Europe (a claim I later verified via Google). So I decided to go check it out.

During the under ten-minute walk from my flat to the mall, I passed a myriad of restaurants from all different cultures: there was Middle Eastern, Japanese, English, Portuguese, Mexican, Italian, as well as a long and winding street market boasting all sorts of sights and smells. One street before the mall, I encountered a beautiful row of archetypal Victorian houses. Then, literally in the houses’ backyards, I saw the first glimpse of the mall.

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Posted in: London, England, Shopping Abroad

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