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Jessica Capozzola

Jessica Capozzola

“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien

Jess is a portrait photographer at Focus on Joy Photography and avid world traveler, currently based out of Richmond, Virginia. When she isn’t capturing the in-between moments behind the lens of her Nikon DSLR, remodeling/spackling/painting her fixer-upper, or navigating the globe in search of the world’s best mashed potatoes, she can be found snuggling with her husband and two kitties and avoiding dairy. Just kidding, she always avoids dairy; stupid lactose.

Articles By Jessica Capozzola

A Guide to Language Programs in Honduras Published 19 Jan 2017

When you think of Honduras do you think “fantastic place to perfect that second language?” Because you should. Honduras is centrally located (literally - in Central America!), with plenty of history and beautiful scenery to explore, and Ca...

A Guide to Learning English Abroad Published 20 Dec 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch an episode of Friends without the subtitles? To just totally get the subtle humor of English-speaking television shows? What the ability to use English to propel your career? As the third mos...

A Guide to Learning Spanish in the Dominican Republic Published 16 Dec 2016

When you think of the best beaches and margaritas anywhere around, what country comes to mind? I bet the Dominican Republic is one of the first places you consider. While its pristine beaches and all-inclusive resorts have been successfully beckoning ...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Johannesburg Published 13 Dec 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa. JoBurg. Jozi. JHB. No matter what name you call it, consider also calling it home. One of the world’s leading financial centers, Johannesburg is a main hub for economic activity within South Africa as well as the enti...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Nepal Published 13 Dec 2016

If you’re truly looking for a unique destination to help you conquer your fear of heights or embrace an intrepid lifestyle, consider a Nepal adventure! While known as the home of Mount Everest – aka the tallest mountain the world – N...

A Guide to Learning Turkish Abroad Published 08 Dec 2016

Merhaba ve hoşgeldin! Not sure what that means? It might be time to brush up or learn to speak Turkish! While learning Turkish might sound intimidating, an intensive language course abroad would allow you to connect with native speakers skilled i...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Spain Published 07 Dec 2016

Are you someone who lives for action and adventure – whether it’s the rush of whitewater rafting or getting your heart pumping through martial arts? Does skydiving in Spain in the morning and bungee jumping in the afternoon sound like your...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Indonesia Published 22 Sep 2016

When you imagine your perfect day, does it involve sunset yoga or lemongrass tea? How exploring hidden temples or hanging out with wild monkeys? Indonesia is the perfect place for students to mix the business of university studies with the pleas...

A Guide to Learning Spanish in Guatemala Published 07 Sep 2016

Do you dream of becoming fluent in Spanish? How traveling the world? What if you could combine those dreams, enhancing your Spanish in the morning, kayaking one of the world’s most beautiful lakes in the afternoon, and perfecting your guac...

A Guide to Dentistry Degrees Abroad Published 30 Aug 2016

Just as no two people have the same “dental imprint,” no two college experiences are the same. Degree choices, location, and course selections all play a vital role in shaping those pivotal and formative years of your life. When it comes t...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Italy Published 07 Mar 2018

The most difficult decisions students will make once they decide to study abroad in Italy is which delicious gelato flavors will complete their perfect afternoon of wandering through the nearest piazza. Dripping in culture, history, and delicious food...

A Guide to Volunteering in Youth Development Abroad Published 23 Feb 2016

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will allow you to make a real difference in the life of a child? One that will let you connect with and influence young people from diverse backgrounds while sharing your passions and interests? Volunteering ab...

A Guide to Construction Volunteering Abroad Published 05 Jan 2016

Looking for a volunteer experience that will challenge you physically and mentally? One that will fit your “work hard, play hard” mentality? Construction volunteering abroad may be just what you’re looking for. From building homes in...