CAPA International Education

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For over 40 years, CAPA International Education 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 International Education Study Abroad Students

Programs from CAPA International Education

Program Reviews

  • Kate
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Vancouver, Washington
    Arizona State University
    Adventures in Sydney
    07/17/2015

    While abroad I was doing a 6 credit internship. The CAPA staff did an amazing job at matching an internship to my major, interests, and it was even walking distance from my home. I learned so much from doing an internship in another country. The administrations in Sydney were very helpful. They were all quick to respond to emails and made us all aware of any resources we might need. They also kept us up to date on any activities that we might be interested in, in sydney and made sure we didn't forget to do our assignments.While studying abroad I was lucky enough to participate in the homestay option. This made it a little bit harder to always keep up with the other students, but this was an amazing way to learn more about the countries culture and see just really how people on the other side of the world live! I felt very integrated since I did the homestay. I also spent some time volunteering in Sydney, which was an amazing way to meet the locals and learn more about the culture. It was especially easy since there was no language barrier. Although things may have seemed very similar to the states, getting involved was a great way to realize and appreciate the differences. Although it sounds kind of cheesy I learned a lot about myself while being abroad. I have always been a fairly independent person but that really gets put to the test when you are in a foreign country where you don't know anyone. I would say it helped me grow up a bit and learn some good life skills, like how to take the public transport! I also learned a lot about working in an international company. I had lots of responsibilities at my internship and learned how to balance my time seeing a new country while getting my work done. This was an amazing experience and I would do it all over again if I could.

    How could this program be improved?

    The program could have been improved by having more group activities or trips planned. There were 3 required events that we went on and they were all a lot of fun. They did a good job of mixing us up at the events so we met more people on the program. It would have been nice to have more excursions planned with the CAPA group.

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  • Danielle
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Howell, NJ
    CAPA Florence
    04/16/2015

    My study abroad experience with CAPA was nothing short of amazing. The staff was extremely accommodating, my flat was gorgeous and right in the city center, and my classes were interesting. I was happy to arrive in Florence, ready for a new adventure, and CAPA provided me with just that. I made countless new friends, who became family. I would never take back my decision to study abroad with CAPA.

    How could this program be improved?

    The only thing that I would change about this program would be that I would have liked for the classes to be a little bit more organized. But, overall I did enjoy them!

    Photos:
    Weekend trip to London
    Exploring Paris during Fall Break
    Overlooking Florence
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  • Jasheah
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Oswego, New York
    State University of New York at Oswego
    One of the BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE!
    03/20/2015

    Everyday I woke up happy in Beijing. From the atmosphere to the people, Beijing was such a great scene. I honestly have not ever had such a enlightening and fun experience all in one. I spoke no Mandarin before going to China. Thanks to Capa International Education and The Capital Normal University, I learned Mandarin to the point where I could have conversations with the natives. I lived with foreigners from all over the world, including Russia, Italy, Grenada, Dubai, Antigua, and many more. Thanks to my friends from Russia, I now know the Russian alphabet and can read the Russian language. Beijing is the only place that I have ever been where I feel safe at all times of the day and night. The people are very nice and calm and they really welcome foreigners. The prices of EVERYTHING are just right! From luxurious restaurants to taxis to clothing. Most things that you may need are VERY AFFORDABLE. (Especially thanks to the exchange rate of many Western Countries to the Renminbi). If I ever must recommend any place to study abroad, I recommend Beijing China. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

    How could this program be improved?

    More school options for the students that choose to study abroad in a certain city!

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  • Bridget
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Buffalo, NY
    D'Youville College
    There's no place like Oz
    03/20/2015

    In Australia, I was able to have a full time internship with a physical therapist. I got a good feel for the ins and outs of the typical day of a manual and orthopedic physical therapist. I was able to volunteer with my supervisor and assist in the treatment of athletes participating in 111km canoe race at the various check points. I went to two classes that were held on the same day, so I only had to go to campus on Wednesdays. I took The Global City: Sydney, and I recommend this class in any location because our teacher took us on tours and taught us politics, history and interactions of local social groups. In my free time I was able to go to the beach, go on coastal walks and enjoy all of the fun social things Sydney had to offer. This time was beautiful, and I was the happiest I have ever been.

    How could this program be improved?

    The way the internship class was graded was a bit frustrating because our time at our placements counted very little towards our grade. And we should have had more local student interaction. It was lacking.

    Photos:
    A beautiful day for a music festival on Mrs. Macquarie's point. I went with my friend Marly I met at my internship.
    Surf Camp Australia!
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    Response from CAPA International Education
    03/20/2015
    Thank you Bridget for your feedback regarding the internship and contact with locals. The internship experience is structured as an academic course, and most of the institutions who allow their students to attend our program do not give credit for the work itself; rather, they give credit based on the coursework that compliments the actual work experience. For this reason your grade is based almost completely on the coursework. Furthermore, the CAPA Sydney Program follows the US academic calendar. For that reason our students cannot direct enroll in courses at a local university since the academic calendar is vastly different. We encourage integration with locals through the internship, MyEducation activities, volunteer projects as well as casual encounters with students at local establishments.
  • Brayton
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Indiana University–Bloomington
    A Renaissance Dream Semester
    03/19/2015

    Florence is the perfect location to see all the beauties of the Renaissance while being in a good location to explore the rest of Europe. CAPA was a great program and the staff could not have been nicer. I learned WAY more than I thought I would and always felt a good work-play balance.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would just make sure future students know that living in a city can be a challenge, even if its the most beautiful place in the world. I would recommend researching racial and gender issues in the ovation you're considering.

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    Response from CAPA International Education
    03/20/2015
    Thank you Brayton for your thoughtful feedback. Florence is a global city with lots of influences from new and old immigrants. Like many cities, you can experience discrimination based on your race, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Although CAPA tries to prepare its students to live in a global city with all its complexities, and also talks about these issues frequently in classes, it still can be a shock to experience discrimination first-hand. We are glad that the positive aspects of your program experience far outweighed the potentially negative.
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