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Why Choose CAPA For a Semester Abroad?

May 21, 2019 11:33:00 AM / by Elizabeth Westermeyer

Getting the best out of a study abroad experience is important to many. In this week's post, Lizzy lists 5 reasons to study abroad with CAPA, including how to feel supported when you're thousands of miles away from home. She also shares what's included in the program costs, such as excursions and day trips, as well as internship offerings. Whatever your personal or professional goals are for studying abroad, you'll have the chance to find the best way to accommodate and pursue them!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

The Before and After Of A Semester Abroad in London

May 12, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Sarah Mai

Before she closes out her study abroad experience, Sarah celebrates the changes she's seen in herself and the opportunity to explore London on an intimate level. As she writes her last post for CAPA, she sums up her favorite parts of being abroad, including being close to history, becoming well-versed in navigating London, and traveling independently.

Many thanks to Sarah for sharing and illustrating her life in London with us this spring. Your written and visual stories will be missed! We wish you the best of everything as you enter your next chapter.

(Original illustrations by Sarah Mai)

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Posted in: London, England, Why Study Abroad

4 Takeaways from My Time Studying and Interning in Florence

May 10, 2019 12:03:00 PM / by Daniel Arnabar

In his last blog entry on studying abroad, Daniel reflects on his time in Florence and captures the 4 important lessons he absorbed along the way from living, studying, interning, and enjoying life in a new country and culture. While this may be a goodbye, he is grateful for all that he has experienced in this enchanting city and counts this as one of the best decisions he's made.

We want to thank Daniel for documenting his study abroad and internship experience in Florence over the semester. We'll miss hearing about your time abroad! Cheers to your next step!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

How Study Abroad Takes You Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why That's Great)

May 4, 2019 9:56:00 AM / by Brielle Saggese

In her final episode of the semester, Brielle reflects on her experience abroad with CAPA Florence and shares some of her takeaways. Tip: you'll want to watch this one with sound on.

Many thanks to Brielle (@briellesajfor sharing her semester with us in so many awesome vlogs! You'll be missed dearly!

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

How the Challenges of Study Abroad Benefit You Long-Term

May 2, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Claire Shrader

In this post, CAPA Alumna Claire Shrader talks about how the humbling experience of living in a country with a different language and culture will force you to rise to challenges you never though possible and help you better face challenges when you return home. 

I recently found some notes from a lecture we had on cultural assimilation at the beginning of my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This particular quote is referring to learning another language and interacting with native speakers, when it says: “It’s like we’re learning to dance and we’re stepping on each other.”

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

7 Must-See Places to Visit in Argentina When Studying in Buenos Aires

Apr 29, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Shivani Pandya

Shivani passes through the northeast region of Argentina to find out some of the must-see places while studying abroad in Buenos Aires. From salt flats to forests and mountains, she got to experience various Argentinian landscapes over her spring break. Take a gander at some of Shivani's recommendations and check out the priceless sights she caught along the way!

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study Abroad

Exploring Siena and San Gimignano with CAPA

Apr 28, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Daniel Arnabar

In this week's post, Daniel talks about going on an excursion to the Tuscan countryside and exploring the cities of Siena and San Gimignano. As he learns more about each city, he shares the little details that make these historic locations significant and captures photos of these sights.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Why Study Abroad

One Year Later: An Honest Reflection of a Semester in Buenos Aires

Apr 4, 2019 10:34:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Claire Shrader reflects on her semester abroad in Buenos Aires now that it's been almost a full year since her return.

A year has passed since I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It seems like I was just there, and yet simultaneously as if it’s been ten years since someone said to me, “Che, querés un mate?” (Dude, want some mate?)

Ever since I was a sophomore in high school, I dreamed of studying abroad in the Buenos Aires I had fallen in love with on two short term trips. I wanted to see if it still felt like home after four months.

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Posted in: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Why Study 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

How Studying Abroad in Florence Helped Me Grow as a Person

Mar 31, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, CAPA Alumna Nicole talks about how her study abroad semester in Florence helped her step outside her comfort zone, become more independent, and shape her future career path.

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy during Spring Semester of 2018 and I can easily say this experience helped me grow as a person. Before I left to study abroad, my professors had told me that it would change my outlook on life, but I wasn’t sure how traveling could have that much of an impact on me. After spending three and a half months living in Italy, and traveling around European countries, I now understand why my professors told me that it would change me for the better and help me grow.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, CAPA Ambassadors, Why Study Abroad