Introducing CEA CAPA Content Creators for Summer '23
We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of CEA CAPA content creators for Summer '23!
Each student will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return home, we'll watch the stories of these CEA CAPA students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore, and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics, and complete internships abroad.
So, who are they and where are they going?
ABBY SPANGENBERG, BLOGGER
Abby (she/her) is a Chemical Engineering major at The Ohio State University. She knew she wanted to study abroad and immerse herself in Spanish culture ever since she began studying Spanish in eighth grade. She will be interning in Barcelona this summer, and is so excited to see where her first experience abroad takes her! While abroad, she hopes to make friends from around the world, travel to other European cities, explore outside of her comfort zone, and find success and learn new skills through her internship abroad.
KYLA CASSLER, TIKTOKER
Kyla (she/her), an Anthropology and Religious Studies major from Arizona State University, chose to study abroad because she knows it’s a great chance to explore a new environment and will help with her future goals. She's excited about this opportunity to network, make lifelong memories, and learn something new about herself and about Barcelona’s culture. She's hoping to make lots of friends and looks forward to taking her Intermediate Spanish class, as Spanish is her grandma’s first language and Kyla hopes it'll help them connect further while opening up her exploration of her heritage. She also hopes to meet the locals and spend time reading on Spain’s lovely beaches!
MORGEN JANOVSKY, VLOGGER
Morgen (she/her) studies Criminal Justice at Castleton University and is excited to learn about Irish culture and the differences between criminal justice systems in the U.S. and Ireland during her time in Dublin! She plans to capture videos of her day-to-day experiences abroad while immersing herself in the lifestyle of the locals and enjoying Ireland’s famous green landscape. Outside of her coursework, she looks forward to hiking and exploring some of the most famous restaurants in the city.
LUCEY SAVINO, BLOGGER
Lucey, a Marketing major at Sacred Heart University, is excited to immerse herself in Italian culture and expand her global awareness during a summer in Florence! She loves Italy and hopes to travel to Lake Como, Puglia, and the country’s beautiful beaches during her time abroad. Outside of her time in the classroom and at her internship abroad, she hopes to spend time adventuring around the city, sharpening her photography skills, enjoying traditional Florentine cuisine, and connecting with other students and locals.
LIVIA HIBSHMAN, TIKTOKER
Livia (she/her) is a Psychology and Sociology double major at the University of Pittsburgh. She's wanted to travel the world and learn in new cultural contexts for as long as she can remember, so the chance to experience beautiful and historical places while in Florence was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity she could not pass up. She’s looking forward to traveling throughout Italy and other parts of Europe, gaining independence, and communicating with people from around the world, and is especially excited about her Cross Cultural Psychology course as it is a perfect blend of her majors.
VERONICA GAWIN, BLOGGER
Veronica (she/her), a Strategic Communication major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, chose to spend a summer studying and interning in London to expand her cultural competence and life experience. She's excited to intern with The Manual London, an event production agency, and, as a self-proclaimed history buff, is looking forward to learning more about the U.K.’s history through her CEA CAPA coursework. While abroad, Veronica plans to explore London’s music scene, immerse herself in the local culture, find the city’s hidden gems, and keep a journal (in addition to her blog posts) to document all her experiences.
MARIAM HASSAN, BLOGGER
Mariam (she/her) studies Biology, Society, and Environment at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and is studying abroad in London during Summer '23. She knew she wanted to studied abroad before she even arrived at college and is excited to immerse herself in the culture of a new country during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Mariam is looking forward to her Comparative Health Care Systems class and learning about the differences between healthcare systems in the U.S. and the U.K., while also gaining an understanding of the U.K.’s workplace culture during her internship abroad. While abroad, she also plans to tour the Harry Potter studios, travel solo, gain confidence, and explore the differences between London and Minneapolis.
SHIVANI VISWANATHAN, TIKTOKER
Shivani (she/her) studies Business Information Systems and finance at the University of Pittsburgh and chose to spend a summer studying and interning in London, with its range of people with so many different perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences, to develop herself personally and professionally. She looks forward to taking her Analyzing and Exploring the Global City course as a way to understand London’s development and the impact globalization has had on its growth, while also networking with her colleagues and learning about the various aspects of a tech company during her internship. Shivani is also super excited to explore the city’s deep history and culture, push herself out of her comfort zone, and meet people from around the world.
ALEJANDRA OLVERA, TIKTOKER
Alejandra (she/her) chose to study abroad this summer to immerse herself in a culture and location she’s never visited before, and is hoping to feel like a local in Madrid during her time there. She looks forward to taking her Intercultural Communications course, since she loves the subject and is excited for the interactive elements. Through her internship abroad at Best Teacher, she also hopes to learn more about Spanish work culture and improve her Spanish language skills. Alejandra loves thrifting, listening to live music, going to new cafes and coffee shops, hiking, dancing, and exploring new places, and hopes to explore all her interests while in Madrid.
JASON BLISS, BLOGGER
Jason is a Marketing and Supply Chain Management major at the University of Pittsburgh. He decided to study and intern abroad in Sydney for a summer to experience different cultures and gain professional experience abroad to broaden his options and explore his interests for future job opportunities. Jason looks forward to his Sports Marketing class and, through his internship, learning more about working in the sports industry abroad. Over the summer, he looks forward to visiting as much of Australia as he can, making new friends, exploring the food of the many different cultures throughout the country, and seeing a few kangaroos!
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