How I Spent Labor Day Weekend in Sydney

Oct 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna talks about how she spent her long Labour Day weekend in Sydney and the places she explored.

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Oh, it’s been a long weekend. Like, seriously a long one. The first Monday of October in New South Wales in Australia is a Labor Day. So, we were given an extra day off to do our usual study abroad adventures. But first, let me start by sharing something very cool with you.

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Remember a couple of posts ago when I shared my internship experience? Well, it has been another two weeks after that, and I am even more fascinated with the company and people I work with. Most recently, House Of Brand conducted a biometric research for one of the film companies.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Internships in Sydney

Where We Go to Study: A Tour of CAPA Sydney

Oct 4, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole shows us around the CAPA Sydney building where students go to classes, study, and take breaks.

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Thanks Nicole!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Academics Abroad, Classes in Sydney

Beyond the Classroom: Studying at CAPA Sydney

Sep 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna talks about the classes she's taking and her favorite part of the CAPA Sydney program.

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Studying abroad might sometimes feel like vacation, but we can’t forget about our classes! I want to dedicate this post to academics and give some more insight on this side of the program!

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To begin, many may have noticed that there is a limited variety of classes offered. However, even with a small number of options, it is easy to find one for your interest and degree. Students on the program all come from different backgrounds, and many of us have very different majors. On top of my internship, I am taking international finance, international economics, and literature courses. And even if we are taking the same classes, I think all of us are still able to extract something new and relatable to our interests.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Academics Abroad, Classes in Sydney

Loving Every Square Inch of the City

Sep 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna stumbles onto more of Sydney's natural and manmade escapes and sees what the city has to offer.

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Yes, it is that time of the week again folks.

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Let’s begin with this last weekend… The weather is getting better, so it was a perfect weekend to go to the beach. My friends and I were planning to go to Bondi Beach to tan, maybe swim a little, and hike. We grabbed some delicious food, and I was sure to bring my Frisbee with me.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Activities Abroad, Environment

An Inside Look at the Sydney Opera House

Sep 20, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole takes us inside the Sydney Opera House for a quick tour of the iconic Australian landmark.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Finding My Perfect Internship Fit

Sep 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna reveals what she looks for in an internship and how she's enjoying her experience at House of Brand in Sydney.

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It has been three weeks since the CAPA Sydney students began their internships. I have so many emotions and thoughts inside that I think it's time for me to share them with you.

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Sooo…I am interning with the House of Brand Group (HOB), a marketing research company. Ever since the first day, I have felt like I was in the right place. In my marketing classes, besides learning about brand image, I also learned the importance of creating corporate culture, which I like to think of as “the brand’s inner personality.” The mission and environment of HOB is exactly a place I could see myself fitting in. Along with the positive atmosphere, I am also fascinated by my coworkers' attitudes and dedication. Working among so many talented and diverse personalities does not only harvest good results for the business, but it also helps me challenge my thinking. Talking to people around me and observing their work and everyday life in general helps me reflect how I can develop and grow.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Internships in Sydney

Sydney Coffee Culture

Sep 13, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole orders coffee and chats with us about the differences in coffee culture and beverage names found in Sydney and the U.S.

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Seeing Sydney: Shops, Seasons, and Stunning Strolls

Sep 8, 2017 2:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna observes the seasons and hikes on a coastal path to see stunning views in Sydney.

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Hello everyone! It's been a week since you've heard from me. I should say that the last week was not very eventful. I was just trying to get into the routine of studying, going to classes, and interning. However, there are still some things I want to reflect on. 

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Although I've been concentrating on getting back to a school routine, my roommates and I had a chance to explore our neighborhood. As I mentioned before, the apartment is located in a great district right near the heart of Darling Harbor. There are plenty shops and malls within a short walking distance. However, while wandering around recently, we came across a market. The Paddy’s Market is one I would describe as a hidden market under the mall. It has a great variety of small trinkets that a regular tourist might be tempted to acquire: souvenirs, clothing with Australian signs, phone cases, and even mascaraed costumes (which makes me think it is going to be THE place for Halloween shopping).

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What My Study Abroad Schedule In Sydney Looks Like

Sep 6, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole walks us through her classes and how they are organized as she studies abroad in Sydney.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Study Abroad, Classes in Sydney

10 Interesting Facts about Sydney

Sep 5, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Regan Charie

Before you travel to the capital of Australia, we’re here to inform you of a few interesting facts about one of our great global cities!

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1. Population

The population of Sydney is just over 5 million people! The median age of these Sydney-siders is 36 years of age.

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