Kristina's Top 5 Apps for Study Abroad

Apr 22, 2015 12:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

Kristina_Worm_-_Bio_PictureKristina Worm is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2015, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing major at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post Kristina shares her top 5 favorite apps that have helped her during her semester abroad in Sydney.

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My semester in Sydney is winding down, but as my time here comes to an end I wanted to share my top used apps. During my time here I made sure to bring my iPhone, but it is definitely personal preference if you choose to bring your smart phone.

I also got a pre-paid phone that I used to text and call people within Australia. Having my iPhone was convenient when I had access to the internet and especially convenient because I was still able to iMessage and FaceTime people back home.

When connected to the internet, these are my top 5 apps that I used during my time in Sydney:

1. GOOGLE MAPS. I’m not sure if I’ve used a navigational app so much in my life! Whenever it was possible to connect to WiFi or before leaving the apartments, I would always use Google Maps to make sure I knew where I was going. This app is very convenient in planning out trips and it was especially useful during our first few weeks here. Even with only having a week left, I still google directions to places. Google Maps is nice for those that are in an unfamiliar place because it connects to public transportation routes as well. I was able to get driving directions, walking directions, and public transportation directions from this app alone.


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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Practical Study Abroad Advice

Study Abroad in Sydney: From Pre-Departure to Homecoming

Mar 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPA International Education alum Connor McCarthy spent Fall semester 2013 studying abroad in Sydney. He teamed up with the Learning Abroad Center at his home institution, the University of Minnesota, to create a series of videos to document his journey.

Focusing on the pre-departure stage in his first video, Connor talks a bit about the CAPA program and the application process from the point of view of a University of Minnesota student. He discusses his concerns about studying abroad, in particular about studying abroad in Australia (check out 2:18) and how he is preparing for his adventure.

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Posted in: CAPA Alumni, Sydney, Australia


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