CEA CAPA Directory
Gabrielle McCabe, Alumni Ambassador
what's one story or important aspect you always share about your time abroad?
Having never lived in the city before, I often mention the urban environment and ability to travel and explore London. I loved the freedom and access to different parts of the city, and all of the interesting places that could be discovered. Being so independent was important to my experience, allowing me to take advantage of everything the city had to offer. There was something exciting around every corner and I loved every moment.
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
My flatmates and I made a big list of all of the different activities and opportunities available to us, and did our best to see everything. I attended a craft workshop at a church, watched the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Trafalgar Square, and visited a large amount of markets and museums. If I could redo my semester abroad, I'd spend more time in the local community, consistently participating and forming relationships with local people. I think having such friendly CEA CAPA staff onsite was very helpful in making us all feel like our own community.