CAPA International Education
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.
KateAge: 19-24FemaleVancouver, WashingtonArizona State UniversityAdventures in Sydney07/17/2015How 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.
DanielleAge: 19-24FemaleHowell, NJCAPA Florence04/16/2015How 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!
JasheahAge: 19-24FemaleOswego, New YorkState University of New York at Oswego
BridgetAge: 19-24FemaleBuffalo, NYD'Youville CollegeThere's no place like Oz03/20/2015How 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.Response from CAPA International EducationThank 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.
BraytonAge: 19-24MaleBloomington, IndianaIndiana University–BloomingtonA Renaissance Dream Semester03/19/2015How 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.Response from CAPA International EducationThank 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.