Five Destinations to Visit While Studying Abroad in Australia

Apr 19, 2019 11:35:00 AM / by Kara Davis

Take a chance on Australia! In this week's post, Kara lists 5 wonderful places to check out while you're abroad and shares a quick overview on each location. She also shares what's special about each destination, what it's known for, and what you must absolutely do there. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

The Empowering Experience of Women in the Sydney Music Scene

Apr 7, 2019 3:12:00 PM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Kim Corona writes about the sense of camaraderie she experienced after seeing singers Mitski and Clairo live in Sydney. As a music enthusiast, she tells us about the creative spirit in the city, what it's like to be surrounded by locals with similar interests, and the empowering experience within music. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

From Music to Melbourne: How Studying Abroad in Australia Stimulates the Senses

Apr 3, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy takes us through the vibrant activities you'll be sure to come across in Australia. From attending Rolling Loud and Ultra Music Festival in Sydney to viewing street art and cafe-hopping in Melbourne, get a glimpse of how you can get lost and also feel right at home at the same time. Check out more of Lizzy's highlights and photos in this post!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

A Student's Guide to Parks and Gardens Near CAPA Sydney

Mar 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara shares the antidote to a busy lifestyle by listing 5 parks and gardens you can visit all within a range of a 1-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride from CAPA Sydney! Whether you're looking for an escape to walk the trails, sit and relax, or a change of scenery as you finish up some homework, Kara's suggestions are a great starting point for you.

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia

5 Things You Must Do When Studying Abroad in Sydney, Australia

Mar 19, 2019 10:01:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Lilly shares 5 things you must do when you study abroad in Sydney!

Last spring, I studied and interned in Sydney, Australia with CAPA. It was the best experience and I created so many amazing memories. While there, I got to become a local and explore every inch of Sydney. I wanted to share five places and experiences that I enjoyed the most and highly recommend to anyone spending time in Sydney.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Study Abroad, CAPA Ambassadors, Activities Abroad, Must Do

Senior Year in Sydney: An Interview with a CAPA Student

Mar 8, 2019 12:11:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

After writing about her own study abroad experiences over the last few weeks, Lizzy interviews fellow CAPA student Callie Schapekahm to get a different take on studying and interning in Sydney. Check out why Callie chose Australia, how she juggles her academics and internship, and the one thing you must absolutely do while in Sydney!

In this interview with a fellow CAPA student you get to meet Callie Schapekahm, a senior at University of Minnesota Crookston!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Everything You Need to Know about the CAPA Blue Mountains Excursion

Feb 27, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara heads to Blue Mountains National Park on a CAPA excursion and gets a firsthand experience with the Australian wildlife and natural mountain and valley formations. This getaway from Sydney included hiking on a trail, passing through a rainforest, overlooking the famous Three Sisters rock formations, and interacting with animals. Read on for more details (and photos) from this day trip!

This February, CAPA Sydney embarked on our second official excursion to Blue Mountains National Park. On our way, we also made a short stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park and the town of Katoomba. Read on if you’d like to hear about our fun day out and see some pictures of cute animals and the beautiful Blue Mountains!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Learning Beyond the Classroom With CAPA Internships & Field Trips

Feb 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy talks about what it's like to intern at the Leukaemia Foundation in Sydney and the lessons she's picking up along the way. Follow along as she takes us through her day and what she's been doing for the foundation's World's Greatest Shave campaign. In addition to getting real world experience, Lizzy points out how beneficial field trips and Globally Networked Learning are to acquainting yourself locally and communicating globally. Check out the professional tips and advice she has for aspiring students!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad

Experiencing Lunar New Year in Sydney as a Chinese American

Feb 23, 2019 10:22:00 AM / by Guest Posts

CAPA Spring 2019 Diversity Advocates scholar Jeff Chan shows us how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Sydney. He tells us about the similarities and differences between the celebrations in Sydney and Boston (where he grew up), as well as what he enjoyed the most during this cultural festival. 

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the beginning of a new year based on the lunar calendar. Determined by the cycles of the moon, this date changes from year to year. Typically held in January or February, cities all across the world hold festivals and celebrations to help ring in the new year. Unlike the United States, Sydney celebrates the holiday for a week!

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia, Diversity Abroad

Urban(est) Living: Housing in Sydney to the CAPA Center & More

Feb 18, 2019 11:20:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In this week's post, Lizzy tells all about apartment living, activities abroad, and CAPA life in Sydney. She also lists places within the area you can spend your time at, as well as the kind of amenities Urbanest has. Find out what you can do and more when you study abroad in Sydney!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

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