A Weekend in Oxford

One of the best things about studying in the United Kingdom is the ease of getting around the country. The UK itself is a fairly small island, so getting anywhere on it by rail is easy, quick, affordable.  This weekend, I had the pleasure of travelling to Oxford with some friends. We were able to…

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Cultural Observations

Being an American in a foreign country has definitely given me insight into US culture and given me new eyes with which I look at myself and our culture more critically. The differences (while neither “good” or “bad” are definitely present, and it is really fascinating to observe them. The election in the US has…

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A Weekend In Paris

Earlier this semester, I ventured with several CAPA peers to Paris on CAPA’s Paris Weekend. I was so excited to explore Paris, the city I had so long dreamed about, that I’ve seen romanticized in books, movies, and TV. The highlight of the weekend was definitely going up the Eiffel Tower. I was surprised by how…

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10 Best Things To Do in London

I’m lucky enough to have friends who had studied in London before me, and the feedback I’ve unanimously received is to really take advantage of time in the city. While travel is an exciting part of being in Europe for a semester, there are so many equally exciting and fun things to do within London….

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Learning outside the classroom

One of the coolest things about classes at CAPA is the opportunity to explore the city as part of the curriculum and learn from the city around us. Classes and learning at CAPA extend far past the four walls of the CAPA building; making London our living, breathing classroom. Both of my non-internship classes explore…

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Keeping in touch while abroad

One of the things I was most anxious about before coming to London was how I was going to communicate with my family and friends. I was worried that it would be complicated or expensive but in reality it’s a lot simply than I anticipated. My flatmates and I decided to wait until we got…

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My first day at my internship

As our first full week in London comes to an end, I’m starting to fall into a rhythm of life in the city. I feel so lucky for the chance to be here, living and working in such an amazing global city. Starting my internship was the highlight of my week, and the part I…

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My first week in London

After a long day in airports, I arrived in London early Tuesday morning. After meeting up with friends from my home school, we jumped in a cab (with my massive amount of luggage), and headed to our new home. I was pleasantly surprised by our flat! I was expecting something small and dingy and our…

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Pre-Departure Thoughts

Traveling has never been something important to me until I spent a week in Peru with my classmates last spring. Since then, I want to “go everywhere and see everything.” My semester in London is the perfect opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and have so many chances to try new things. I’ve never…

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