5 Travel Tips for Students to Make the Most Out of Their Time Abroad

Nov 9, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's post, Jessica shares 5 practical travel tips for you to add to your list—from booking flights to trying new food—so that you can make the most of your adventures abroad! 

This past week was assignment week, which means we do not have classes so we can work on our major semester assignments. Luckily, I got most of my work done ahead of time so I’m headed out to Paris, Amsterdam, and London.

Traveling throughout Europe from Dublin can be cheap, if you do it right. There are a few things I’ve learned and found helpful in order to plan trips.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Travel, Tips, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Activities Abroad

How to Spend a 10-Day Fall Break in 5 Different Countries

Nov 9, 2018 10:14:00 AM / by Christopher Halka

In this week's post, Christopher recounts his whirlwind Fall break where he traveled to and experienced the cultures of not one, not two, but FIVE different cities in TEN Days!

As my schedule requires me to be busy roughly five days a week, I have found that it has been rather challenging to take off from work to go about and travel for the whole weekend in Europe. Having to average twenty hours a week over the course of the semester has made me focus on honing my time management and planning skills to be able to juggle work, school, and traveling. However, this past week we were off from classes for a mid-semester break and I took full advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad throughout Europe.

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad, Weekend Trip, Fall Break Abroad, Travel

Seeing The Great Wall of China

Nov 8, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Daniel Powell

In this week's vlog, Daniel takes you along on this once-in-a-lifetime experience where he and the rest of the CAPA Shanghai cohort make the break by taking a hike up to the top of the Great Wall of China!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Travel, History Abroad, Global Cities

Comparing My Semester in Florence to Friends' in Madrid and Paris

Nov 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Payton Meyer

In this week's post, Payton talks about visiting her friends over fall break in Madrid and Paris, and shares what their study abroad and daily experiences are like over there compared to hers in Florence, as well what she has learned about herself thus far.

Ciao! I just got back into the swing of things after an amazing fall break spent visiting Paris, Amsterdam, and Madrid. I absolutely loved exploring, but, of course, started to miss Florence, and was ready to come home after a long week away. I stayed with friends that are also studying in Paris and Madrid, and it was really interesting to see how their experience differed from mine. Although there were a bunch of awesome things to appreciate about studying in those cities, it made me realize everything I love about CAPA and Florence, and why it’s such a perfect fit for me.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad, Fall Break Abroad, Travel, Personal Learning, College Life, International Education

Spending my Fall Break Traveling Throughout the UK

Nov 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM / by Amaia Rioseco

In this week's vlog, Amaia Rioseco shows us how she spent her Fall break visiting other friends studying in the UK. From London, England up to Edinburgh, Scotland, follow along on her Fall adventure!

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Posted in: Barcelona, Spain, London, England, Fall Break Abroad, Travel, Activities Abroad

Spending Spring Break in Australia's Gold Coast

Nov 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo shares highlights from his trip to Gold Coast for his Spring Break, how he made it cost effective, and what his overall experience with the city was.

In the middle of the CAPA program students can enjoy a one week spring break-fall break in the location where they’re studying abroad. This is a great opportunity to catch up on anything you struggled with during the program, whether that is sleep, study time or exploring the host city. More than other activities though, the break allows students to travel and visit places that would be very difficult to get to once back home. From my program, since a majority of people had never been to Asia, most students flew to Bali, looking for an exotic experience. Others went for Pacific Islands, New Zealand or other places within Australia, maybe the Great Barrier Reef or a fascinating city like Melbourne. Where you go depends on what your budget is, if you want to travel alone or in group and obviously what interests you.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Spring Break Abroad, Travel, Tips

Highlights from an Educational Excursion to Edinburgh

Oct 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's vlog, Jessica Kisluk gives us a virtual tour of some of the best sights to see, tours to take, and treats to eat on a weekend visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Food Abroad, Travel, Weekend Trip

A Highlight of My Favorite Moments in Florence

Oct 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Michaella Estevez is an official CAPA vlogger, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In her last post, Michaella recaps her time studying abroad in Florence and shows us some of her favorite moments from the experience.

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Thanks Michaella!

See more of Michaella's journey in Florence.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Study Abroad, Reflection, Flying, Travel, Airports, My Global City, Academics Abroad, Classes

Exploring the Canals and Gardens of Suzhou, China

Oct 23, 2018 10:49:00 AM / by Rachel Epp

In this week's vlog, Rachel Epp documents a CAPA group excursion to Suzhou, where students explore the city's notoriously beautiful gardens, canals, shops, and restaurants!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Must Do, My Global City, Travel, Field Trip

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Oct 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's post, Jessica and her friends plan their own excursion up to Cork, Ireland, where they tour the English market, tour the Blarney Castle and grounds, and kiss the Blarney Stone! 

Unfortunately, I did not document my kissing of the Blarney Stone because I was so squeamish about germs at first and decided to just do it in the spur of the moment, but hey, I still have a story to tell.

The day started out at 6:30am – the time our bus left Dublin. My friends and I took the GoBus, and it only cost 20 euros round trip. After 3 hours, we were in Cork with the whole day to explore. We started exploring the city at the English Market and ate breakfast upstairs. There was so much fresh food that looked delicious along with so many other things to buy. We then had the decision to either take a tour of the city or visit the Blarney Castle. Out of the 7 of us, Blarney Castle won, and we set out to figure out the Cork bus system to Blarney.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Activities Abroad, Must Do, Travel, Day Trip

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