CAPA The Global Education Network

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For over 40 years, CAPA The Global Education Network has provided students with authentic learning abroad experiences. Both individual and group based study abroad programs are available for students across the globe. With program centers located on four continents in seven countries, students are taught using a tested and proven educational program called MyEducation which blends theme based classroom learning and experiential learning to give students the context they need to expand their understanding of the world in which they live.

CAPA The Global Education Network

Programs from CAPA The Global Education Network

  • CAPA International Education in downtown London
    England
    The CAPA The Global Education Network London: Study & Intern Abroad program in London, England gives students an amazing...
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  • Study Abroad with CPA in Sydney
    Australia
    Study abroad next summer or semester in Sydney, Australia with CAPA The Global Education Network London: Study & Intern...
    26 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • CAPA International Education, a view of Florence
    Italy
    The CAPA The Global Education Network Florence Program offers the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself academically...
    20 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • CAPA Dublin Program at Griffith College
    Ireland
    The CAPA The Global Education Network program in Dublin, Ireland gives students an amazing opportunity to live like a...
    14 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • CAPA Study Abroad and Intern in Sydney
    Australia
    Gain valuable work experience towards your career with an internship abroad. CAPA The Global Education Network has been...
    11 reviews
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    Multiple Countries
    Since 1972, CAPA The Global Education Network has been an organization committed to empowering student learning through...
    4 reviews
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  • Study Abroad with CAPA in Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    CAPA The Global Education Network offers international students the opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
    2 reviews
  • CAPA Shanghai Global Business Program, Shanghai International Studies University
    China
    Shanghai (literally "the city on the way to the sea") is situated in the middle of China's eastern coastline, at the mouth...
    1 reviews

Program Reviews

  • Kate
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    worcester MA
    Clark University
    10/10
    Dublin the Fair City!
    01/28/2016

    Dublin is a great city-a lot going on but small enough that you will know your way around sooner than you may think. The CAPA program advisers are right on campus and such wonderful people, willing and able to help with anything you might need. Also, through CAPA you are able to get an internship abroad, an experience that is invaluable and will look great on a resume!
    One of my favorite parts of being in Dublin was Thursday nights-two friends and I went to the same pub each Thursday, where we got to know the bartenders and the two guys that played live music. It wasn't a night to drink too much or go wild, just a chance for us to be immersed in the local culture and become "regulars" if just for three months. On the last night the band dedicated a song to us and I got to go on stage and sing with them for the whole bar. Just traveling to other countries is great, but being part of a city for long enough to make relationships like those are what made it so worth it to me.

    How could this program be improved?

    My internship was not what I had hoped it would be. I still learned a lot, but I felt underworked and wished I had a different placement. So my only critique of the program would be I wish they had made sure at all of the internship sites that there was a clear role for us interns and guaranteed work. (That being said, most people in my program had good experiences so not everyone had my issue!)

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    Cliffs of Moher
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    Belfast
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  • Joe
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    University of Rhode Island
    10/10
    Life Changing Experience
    01/27/2016

    My overall experience in the city of Sydney through the CAPA program was amazing. While abroad I had an internship that CAPA found. This internship was picture perfect for my major. I learned so much and made so many friends that I never thought I would have because of CAPA. The only thing I wish this program did a little better was their touring of the city. While on the trip there were CAPA sponsored trips to the Blue Mountains, a Wildlife park, and even a food crawl around Newtown. Although these were fun, I do wish there were more trips. I found that as the weeks went on I became more and more overwhelmed with what I wanted to do/see. The trip as a whole was incredible and I highly recommend anyone who is looking to study abroad to look at CAPA first.

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  • Allison
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Davenport, Iowa
    St. Ambrose University
    9/10
    AMAZING PROGRAM!
    01/25/2016

    My study abroad experience with CAPA London was better than I ever anticipated. You hear of a lot of people who go abroad and say it was a "life-changing experience." And this really is the case for me. The CAPA staff, in London and Boston, were extremely helpful each step of the way--from the application to commencement. I absolutely loved living in London. The flats in Shepherd's Bush were in a good part of town and Tube stations were easily accessible. They also pay for your transportation within London which is really helpful. I took Advertising in Britain and British Broadcasting Today and found both of the classes to be beneficial. We could actually go on field trips in the city and see concepts we had been learning in class. My favorite was visiting the BBC.They also have great connections within the city for internships. For example, I am a tv broadcast major and interned at a local tv station that broadcasts charities. However, probably the best part of CAPA for me was the cultural activities and My Education Events. These were planned events or excursions led by CAPA. For instance, I saw Les Miserables, went to a rugby match, took walking tours of various neighborhoods, and took a boat cruise down the Thames. After 3 months of living in London, I didn't want to leave and I wouldn't trade my experience with CAPA for anything.

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  • Sydney
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    cincinnati, Ohio
    10/10
    CAPA Dublin Study and Intern
    01/21/2016

    The program as a whole is amazing. The staff are supportive throughout the entire process (even during applying). The CAPA classes are very fun and I learned way more than I thought I would about Dublin. CAPA also gives its students the opportunity to feel at home in the city by providing bus passes and encouraging cultural immersion--the staff are Irish as well. There are also opportunities to explore the country, such as going to Cliffs of Moher or Belfast. I highly recommend the CAPA program!

    How could this program be improved?

    I would change the living situation. I lived with 3 other American students and would have preferred to live with students from Europe instead.

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  • Alex
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Stonehill College
    10/10
    Amazing Study Abroad Experience! (thanks CAPA)
    01/10/2016

    If you're looking for a program to intern and study abroad in a global city- CAPA's the perfect choice. CAPA provides a holistic program giving you the chance to intern in a workplace (relevant to your field of study) with the city's locals. In classes with other Americans I was able to meet other students from across the US and make great friends. The internship placements were great and the few students I knew that weren't happy with their placements didn't give it a chance. Be open minded and you'll be able to take something away from your experience! My internship in finance is a great addition to my resume. Furthermore, I was gaining hands-on experience relevant to what I'm studying (accounting) and I really clicked with the team at my site. As for academics, I took a course for my major, one for my minor and one about London. All were great. In my British Broadcasting class we toured the BBC and even got to be the live studio audience of the One Show which was aired on TV! That was very fun. The course I took about London had many field trips around the city to places like Trafalgar Square, Museums and The Olympic Park. All were great, they gave me a new perspective on the city and allowed me to see some of the city's hidden gems. London's an amazing city and CAPA was the perfect choice for me, knowing I wanted to intern with locals and study with other US students. CAPA cares about every student in the program and provides many opportunities to travel (with a travel fair with companies offering trips and some trips around the UK are even included). The unlimited tube pass (zones 1-2) that comes with the program is a huge perk! You'll be able to travel around the city with ease. I highly recommend CAPA to anyone looking to grow personally and professionally through study abroad.

    How could this program be improved?

    The downside to my experience was the Learning through Internships class which is required for anyone interning to take. It's a 1.5 hr class once a week and we discussed our successes and failures at our internships. We were also lectured on difference topics about workplace culture and organizational behavior. It was difficult for me, as a finance intern, to relate to students whose internships were shadowing a professional (like a photographer). There were papers and assignments in this course which were graded like a regular academic course which added unnecessary stress. I know CAPA talked about how they change this course up every once in a while so they are working to improve this aspect of the program.

    I was also nervous about not having time to travel like my other friends abroad since I was interning 3 days and taking classes 2 days each week. I planned my internship hours around my travel plans, though, and if you plan ahead like that, the internship site supervisors will be very understanding! I ended up being able to go to 9 countries outside the UK during my time so traveling is possible and encouraged! (plus the weeklong break is perfect for a longer trip) My professors and colleagues at work all loved hearing about the places I went.

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    The CAPA Center in Kensington
    My internship placement (London Marriott County Hall Hotel)
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