What to Expect with a Sports Internship Abroad

Sep 18, 2023 12:09:09 PM / by Jason Bliss

Jason's love of sports led him to complete a sports marketing internship in Sydney. He details his experience being matched with a site and his responsibilities while there.

Sports are something that I love and follow everyday. So when I found out about this CEA CAPA study abroad program where I can have an internship abroad while learning about sports marketing, I was pretty excited.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad

Good Views and Kangaroos I Found While Studying Abroad in Australia

Sep 11, 2023 2:43:51 PM / by Jason Bliss

Jason shares about his experience exploring Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Recently, while studying abroad with CEA CAPA, I had the privilege to go to both the Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and visit the Blue Mountains. Our first stop was the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Upon arrival, we were instantly greeted by wallabies just hopping around waiting to get fed.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

Silencing Dissent

Aug 31, 2023 2:00:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CEA CAPA Education Abroad's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf. This month, Dr. Woolf talks about how disagreement and debate are at the heart of learning processes. He highlights the importance of being open to diversity of thought and how education abroad facilitates that.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain

10 English Colloquial Phrases or Words to Learn Before You Travel to Sydney

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:07 PM / by Julie Ritz

Every country has their own idioms that mean something totally different than what they first appear to. You might say to your friend, “Wow! That cost an arm and a leg.” If someone from another country heard you- well, let’s just hope they don’t take it literally or they may get worried! If you think about it, you can probably come up with quite a few other unique phrases you use in daily life.

This is a common phenomenon that you'll encounter no matter where you go. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 10 important English colloquial phrases to know in Sydney that will help you speak like the locals!


1. Ace! = awesome, excellent

This is a phrase you'll probably hear every day. It can be used in any context to describe something that you find cool or amazing.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Language

16 Tips for Speaking like an Australian

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:05 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Sydney_Tag_Team.jpgIn this week's post, our official CEA CAPA blogger Brandon and official CEA CAPA vlogger Thomas - both in Sydney - decided to team up to talk about accents in Australia. 

Brandon Gustafson, a finance major at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is an official CEA CAPA Sydney blogger for Fall 2015, sharing his story in weekly blog posts. Thomas Galarce-Garcia, liberal arts major at the State University of New York at Purchase, is an official CEA CAPA Sydney vlogger for Fall 2015, sharing his story in weekly videos.

Words below by Brandon; video by Thomas!

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In your best American accent, I want you to say these three words: good eye might. Now say them a little faster. And faster. Blend them together. Faster again! Faster and forget about annunciation! Andddddd…. I believe you just said G’day mate. Right? See, you’re well on your way to sounding just like an Aussie!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Language

Here's Why Sydney's Culture Gives the Best First Impression

Aug 4, 2023 2:04:00 PM / by Anderson Wray

Want to know what to expect from Sydney's culture? Get a look at Anderson's first thoughts on culture shock, the attitudes that are part of local life, and how different interpersonal communication is compared to American culture.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Sydney

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:55 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Once again this year, Sydney has ranked in the top 10 cities in the world for students. It has also been ranked one of the 10 most livable cities on the planet by both Mercer and The Economist. Sydney has long been one of the most popular locations for CAPA students too, and it’s easy to see why they love it…because we do too.

So, why study abroad in Sydney? Let’s dive in.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

How to Navigate Sydney's Public Transportation System

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:54 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Colin Gilbert was an official CEA CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on our blog. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he studied abroad in Sydney.

In this week's post, Colin talks about his experience navigating Sydney's extensive public transportation system.


A warm breeze sweeps across your face; the energizing scent of fresh espresso looming in the thick, humid air. Melodies of a spirited performer play in the background as a number of shops pass by: the bookstore, the pharmacy, the deli, the barber, and more. You’re tempted to stop for a quick bite to eat, but realize you need to run. Fast. No, you’re not meandering through a quaint street in Sydney. You’re underground in Central Station’s tunnel and the next train to Circular Quay leaves in three minutes—enough time to catch it if you pick up the pace.

There is so much more to Sydney than the Opera House; so many lively neighborhoods, inviting parks, and appetizing eateries—not to mention stunning beaches—scattered across the city. Fortunately, Sydney also has an incredible public transit system to ensure residents and visitors can experience these offerings without needing a vehicle. As a student abroad, I can’t praise the public transit enough. Reliable, clean, and efficient schedules make traveling about the city a breeze.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Practical Study Abroad Advice

Conserving Money in the City of Sydney

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:52 PM / by Julie Ritz

Matthew Benczkowski was an official CEA CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing his story in weekly posts on our blog. A molecular biology major at the University of Pittsburgh, he studied abroad in Sydney.

In this week's post, Matthew talks about eating and cooking on a budget, and free activities around Sydney.


“The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.” – Russell Crowe

When I’m not studying or doing homework, I constantly want to explore Sydney. I want to jam as much as I can do in the little time I have here and make it as cheap as possible. But Sydney is expensive, so even those traveling here really have to have a budget. There is plenty to do for free and learning to live on a budget can be easily adapted.

Because I live in an apartment, cooking meals daily is a necessity. Going out to eat for one person usually ranges between $15 and $40, but if you try spending that on every meal, you'll drain your bank account dry! Cooking here is quite simple. One thing I noticed since I have been here is that healthy foods are much cheaper than snack foods. There are three grocery stores nearby that are all very cheap, which are Woolworth’s, Aldi, and Cole’s. Each one has a different variety of products and prices. I usually spend about $20 each time I take a trip to the stores. Typically, you can get chicken, cereal, milk, eggs, bread, juice, produce and pasta for under $20! If you are feeling lazy, like I often do, Aldi has three frozen pizzas for only $6, and Cole’s has six made to order chicken wings for $2.50.

Photo: I promise I eat healthier than the receipt shows!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Scholarships & Financing

Here is the Key to Success In Any Internship Abroad...

Aug 4, 2023 2:03:51 PM / by Anderson Wray

Anderson tells us how having the right mindset can lead to a rewarding experience. He talks about a challenging project he's been tasked with and how he's bridging the gaps between his accounting degree, economics internship, and the future of his field. Get his take on the two important lessons he's internalized based on his internship experience so far.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad


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