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CAPA Dublin: An experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Ciara Kilian - Clark University | August 29, 2016
I studied abroad with CAPA in spring 2016 and it was a life changing experience. Between both studying and interning in Dublin, I was fully immersed in Irish culture in every way possible. I got to explore a career path that I now plan to pursue after graduation and made so many connections that will serve me well in the future. The smaller size of the program in comparison to others that my friends have completed allowed everyone to get to know each other really well and experience the country together. I made lifelong friends who I still speak to regularly. Dublin truly became my home and I cannot be more grateful for all of the opportunities I had while there as well as all of the opportunities I have gotten through CAPA after my return home. I cannot speak highly enough of this program!!
Studying abroad in Dublin is best decision I've made as an adult
Submitted by Bailey Gaul - University of Florida | August 29, 2016
I could not have chosen a more perfect place, program, or placement. Dublin was the absolute perfect city. I loved immersing myself in the rich history and urban setting. In all honesty, I fell in love with Dublin. I have no regrets on choosing Dublin as my destination. Further, I can't imagine studying abroad without CAPA. If I wasn't a senior I would try to go back or to another CAPA location. I am not sure I could afford it again, but I would try to make it happen - I loved working with them. Finally, my internship placement was the highlight of my study abroad experience. I was very fortunate to work with a leading advertising agency in the heart of Dublin's business district. My internship has already paid off greatly - I have received two job offers.
A semester of bliss
Submitted by Emily - University of Massachusetts Amherst | August 28, 2016
First of all, I'd like to say if I could do it all again I would in a heartbeat. I had the most life changing experience while studying abroad in London. I traveled to over ten different countries, met some lifelong friends, and learned a lot about independence along the way. That being said, are there a few things that could be improved about the CAPA program? Of course - there's always room for improvement!
First, I would have liked to have a choice between two internships. I did not particularly enjoy my internship. It was in the field of my choice (event planning) however the work that I was doing throughout the semester was definitely not what I had expected. It was a lot of cubical work and organization rather than hands on work with events. Had I known this is the work that I would have been going in to, I would have chosen a different internship or perhaps a different program.
Secondly, I believe that classes could have been structured better. They were about 3.5 hours long which made them difficult to pay attention in and unenjoyable to go to. If classes were shorter and offered more times throughout the week I think I would have enjoyed the academics a bit more.
Once in a lifetime
Submitted by Rose Linehan - Mount Saint Mary College | August 26, 2016
The opportunity I had in Florence, Italy was a once in a lifetime experience that I would not trade for anything. Being able to live in another society is so rewarding. The memories that you make will last you forever. I find myself thinking about the amazing times and experiences I had almost every day. A bad day in Italy is still a day that you are in Italy. Go out and take advantage of every opportunity while you are abroad, you will thank yourself later. Eat as much as you want and really soak up the culture. Ask for directions and talk to the local people! The local people will usually give you the best suggestions for places to eat or drink that aren't very "touristy." If I could go back and start my time abroad again, I would do it in the blink of an eye!
Interning and living in Sydney!
Submitted by Lilibeth Resendiz - University of California, Davis | April 26, 2016
There are not enough great things I can say about this program and CAPA. My internship with Cancer Council NSW was everything I hoped it would be! CAPA is really great at pairing you with an internship site that caters to your needs and desires. During my stay, CAPA was utilizing Urbanest, a student accommodation, the apartments were spacious and there are "sausage sizzles" every Friday! The only downside is that doing one small load of laundry will cost you about 8.00 AUD.
Sydney is an incredible city that has managed to create a perfect balance between a beach bum's paradise and an urban jungle. I would highly recommend this program for anyone that truly want immerse themselves into the city's culture.