CAPA is aware of the incident in London this morning. We are checking in with all students but have no reason to believe any of our students are involved. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected.
In one of her final posts, Jessica lists the 10 things she's come to love in Dublin and will miss as she returns home from studying abroad. From tasty treats to favorite landmarks, check out to see what makes all of these special and memorable in Dublin!
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.
In one of his final posts, Lorenzo reflects on his growth after studying abroad in Sydney. As the people and city continue to inspire him, he also shares some takeaways and benefits that'll help you with your journey to this global city.
My experience in Sydney has just ended, and I am currently about to head off to the airport to hit my next destination on the way back home. Three months back at school can go by very fast, but three months studying abroad will go by without you even noticing it. It makes sense: when you are having fun and enjoying what you are doing, time flies. It seems like yesterday that I had arrived and unpacked everything. I think it felt the same way for almost all the people in the program; everybody was shocked in the past few days realizing those were the last we would have in Sydney.
With an abundance of things to do in London, Christopher suggests a highly affordable activity for students: visiting museums! In this week's post, he lays out why you should stop by several museums in London (with FREE entry!), what his favorites have been so far, and how CAPA field trips have been enriching for his courses abroad.
During my semester in London, I found that one of my favorite hobbies has been touring the many different museums located here in the city. Growing up, I was always a fan of educating myself through the stimulating visual and sensory learning experience in a museum. Living 30 minutes from New York City by train, I spent much of my childhood inside some form of a museum, and the same can be said for my time spent here in London.
Every little pound adds up when it's time to pack up your life abroad and head home! Martyn drops 3 pieces of sage advice to get you through the final leg of your semester and journey home.
For one of my last blog posts, I wanted to write about Sydney’s beautiful beaches and conservation efforts. I had most of the blog post written up but something happened when I tried to travel home that convinced me to instead write about planning to pack up and leave the study abroad experience. However, I realize the photos of my luggage and airport terminal hallways can only be so exciting, so I’m going to Frankenstein two blog posts into one. Not only will you get to hear the tips and tricks of packing up at the end of your semester abroad, but you’ll also get to see totally unrelated pictures of Sydney’s beautiful beaches and coastline!
In this week's post, Lorenzo asks fellow student Martyn about interning abroad in Sydney, developing professional skills internationally, and how this experience can serve as a gateway to reach your career goals. Martyn also shares advice on how to keep an open mind and get the most out of your international hands-on experience.
Meet Martyn, a senior student majoring in finance and marketing at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is originally from New Jersey and wants to pursue a career in the entertainment/movie industry in Los Angeles. He also blogs for CAPA from Sydney. Today's Q&A is centered on the topic of interning abroad and gaining international experience.
Lorenzo Corazzin: How did you decide to come to Sydney? Martyn Megaloudis: A lot of the required credits left for my major were international, so I thought it would make sense to take them abroad. This was my first real opportunity to travel outside the country, and through CAPA it was easier because they set up housing and activities.
Thinking about location, money, and the best study abroad program for you? With a semester in Barcelona almost wrapped up, Maya shares 5 important tips on how to prepare ahead for an exciting experience!
While studying abroad is an exciting and fun experience, there is a lot of work that goes into getting yourself ready to embark on that journey. There's paperwork, money, flights, and more that you must handle, and it is pretty much all up to you to make sure it gets done. In this blog post I will tell you about what that process is like, and some things I did to prepare myself.
Get to know what it's like to blog for CAPA while studying abroad! Martyn interviews fellow Sydney blogger Lorenzo, who shares how immersing yourself in a new city and culture, as well as writing and taking photos actually contribute to your content creation skills and professional experience. See what advice these two bloggers have in store for future creators!
For this week’s blog post, I interviewed fellow CAPA blogger Lorenzo Corazzin. He’s the other half of the blogging force for this semester in Sydney. I thought it would be interesting to get our perspectives of the CAPA blogger experience and how that affects a semester abroad. There’s not much to say before the actual interview but I do want to preface that Lorenzo writes some amazing blog posts and you’d be denying yourself if you didn't check them out here.
In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco discusses how she plans and prepares for her weekend travel during her semester, from different tips on how to pack to how to deal with discount airlines like RyanAir and EasyJet.
Before Martyn finishes off his semester in Sydney, he shares some tips and words of wisdom from the perspective of a current student abroad. Look at some of the best ways to prepare for an upcoming semester overseas and how to get a sense of the culture abroad!
As my time in Sydney comes to a close I figured that it’d be beneficial to look back and see what worked and didn’t work in terms of my pre-departure planning in hindsight. I know that the next generation of study abroad students for Spring 2019 are probably just getting started in terms of planning for their semester abroad, so let’s run down the beneficial pieces of knowledge that I found the most helpful during my semester in Sydney.