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

An Overview of the Housing Options with CAPA Sydney

Feb 14, 2019 10:43:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara writes about the student accommodation options for those looking to study abroad in Sydney. She contrasts the features of Urbanest Apartments and Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments and outlines what you can expect as a CAPA student. Want a look inside? Kara's got you covered! 

In my last post, I briefly discussed my experience living at the Urbanest student accommodation and commuting to my internship. CAPA’s accommodation can differ from term to term, but this semester some CAPA students also live at Urbanest like myself, while others reside at the nearby Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments or in a private homestay. Read on if you’d like to learn about fellow a CAPA student’s experience living at Oaks Goldsbrough and commuting to her internship.

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

Student Living and Commuting with a CAPA Sydney Internship

Jan 25, 2019 10:28:00 AM / by Kara Davis

In this week's post, Kara talks to us about her student apartment, its amenities, and its central proximity to stores and restaurants, as well as her commute to classes and her internship. As she chronicles her time abroad, go through this photo tour to see where she'll be living this semester. 

It’s hard to believe, but it has been nearly a full week since I arrived in Sydney and moved into my apartment. Located less than a quarter-mile (350 meters) from the CAPA Sydney center, my apartment Urbanest provides a range of accommodations for university students. While the majority of CAPA students also live at Urbanest, others either reside at the nearby Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments or a private homestay. Read on if you’d like to learn about my experience so far living at Urbanest and commuting to my internship.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

How to Make A Semester Abroad Possible When Living With a Chronic Illness

Jan 22, 2019 10:09:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

In her first post, Lizzy opens up about her reasons for studying abroad and the steps she took to make it possible to accommodate her cystic fibrosis. She did her research and prepared ahead of time to be an informed traveler and find solutions that worked best for her medically. Read on to see how Lizzy traveled all the way to Sydney without a hitch!

On my list of requirements for potential colleges, amongst many others like having a smaller-sized student body and a drivable distance to home, it was a must to have the option of study abroad. One of the reasons I chose Providence College was because they offered the help and resources to make this dream of mine come true. I knew I wanted to travel to somewhere warm with easy access to the water and that was English-speaking, so Australia was the move! CAPA’s tolerating team based in Boston has answered every single of my silly questions and has made it so that when I arrive I know I will have the support system I need, from academics to doctors. They also give the opportunity to complete an internship which was important to me, as I hope to not only grow personally and as a student but in the professional setting in a foreign country.

The availability of modern healthcare and the ability to communicate how I am feeling without a language barrier is crucial for me because I have a chronic illness called cystic fibrosis. Making studying abroad in Australia become a reality is a personal achievement of mine because not only did I have to keep up academically, but I had to make sure to keep up with my health regimen to be able to stay healthy while I’m across the world.

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

Study Abroad Checklist: 9 Steps to Prepare for a Semester Abroad in Sydney

Jan 17, 2019 12:12:00 PM / by Kara Davis

Sooner is better than later when it comes to getting ready for your study abroad semester. In her first post, Kara takes us through a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and have a seamless pre-departure experience before you get on your flight to your global city. Spoiler alert: this list will let you know the 9 things you must  absolutely do to get everything sorted—from passports to courses to insurance and medications!

Planning to study abroad in Australia next semester but don’t know where to start? Read on for 9 things you can do right now to get started.

(Note: Although the following content is tailored to the CAPA Sydney program, the basics can still be applied when studying abroad in other locations or with a different institution.)

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

Meet Kara Davis: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM / by Kara Davis

Meet Kara Davis, an official CAPA Blogger in Sydney, Australia for Spring 2019:

University: Arizona State University
Major: B.S. in Sustainability; Business and Landscape Studies Minors
Study abroad location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placementEMM Consulting

 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

Meet Elizabeth Westermeyer: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:27:00 PM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Meet Lizzy Westermeyer, an official CAPA Blogger in Sydney, Australia for Spring 2019:

University: Providence College
Major: Business Management, Biology Minor
Study abroad location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placement: Leukemia Foundation

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia

Top 5 Highlights of Studying Abroad in Sydney

Dec 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Jordan talks about some of her favorite things about studying abroad in Sydney.

In Sydney, I worked 20 hours a week while also taking 9 credits. Although our schedules were busy, finding time to explore the city was essential. Some things that really stood out to my classmates and I about Sydney were the amazing healthy food options, beautiful beaches, the Blue Mountains, Luna Park, the Sydney Opera House during Vivid, and so much more!

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

How to Seize the Endless Opportunities of Study Abroad

Dec 14, 2018 2:32:00 PM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

After completing a semester abroad in Sydney, Lorenzo shares what he learned about how you can make connections and the most of the opportunities abroad. In his final post, he also talks about why he decided to stop over for some new adventures in Thailand before flying home.

My CAPA program in Sydney finished over a week ago and I have been trying to make my way back home, but not without new adventures. As a little reward for completing my hard earned requirements and working out a successful semester, I decided to take a week-long trip to the tropics on the way back to my country. I spent three days in Bangkok and another three days in Koh Chang, an island south of the city, at the border between Cambodia and Thailand. I can for sure confirm that I had the relaxed and quiet time I was looking for as I’ve gotten myself detached from the school-work routine and into vacation mode.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Post-Semester Thoughts for Those Looking to Study Abroad

Dec 12, 2018 9:11:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

What you get out of your study abroad experience is solely based on your expectations. As Martyn reflects on a semester abroad in Sydney, he encourages students to consider these 2 important points: understanding the pros/cons and doing your research for a great semester abroad.

Studying abroad in Sydney has been an incredibly interesting experience, and one that has gifted me memories I will do well to never forget. I’ve spent the last few months describing my own journey through a semester abroad, and I have really tried my best to get my personal journey across in 500-1000 words. The only thing that I can offer now that I’ve returned home is not personal tales, but advice for the next wave of students considering a study abroad program. As someone who was a little cautious about going abroad, I completely understand the hesitation to make such a commitment. Everyone’s process of deciding to go abroad is different, so I’ve tried to whittle mine down to a few personal thoughts into two broad points.

Here are some thoughts that I’ve grown into throughout this semester.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

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