CAPA London: Intern Abroad

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Our 3-6 credit internship program is well-established with a network of over 1,000 placement sites in London in private and nonprofit sectors and in over 50 fields and industries.

Intern abroad with us and you’ll have a strong support network, training and guidance as you develop new skills in a truly diverse work environment. You’ll set yourself apart from your peers on job and graduate school applications, expand your professional network and gain an international perspective on your field as well as an appreciation for diversity in the workplace and practices specific to a global city.

When you intern abroad with us, you’ll also participate in a Global Internship Workshop which offers master classes, career preparedness workshops, and mentoring. You’ll build an e-portfolio, develop an “elevator pitch” presentation, complete mock interviews, and work on your online professional presence. Internship placements are included in the cost of the CAPA London program.

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Scholarships

CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Each year, we award $1.5 million in study abroad scholarships, grants and affiliate benefits!

Value
$500 - $5,000

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Reviews

9.88 Rating
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Justice
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Whole New World

My six-week departure for London with the CAPA Global Internship Program was my first time leaving home internationally. As scared as I was and unsure if the trip would really happen for me, I knew that it was the best decision I had ever made. The experience enhanced my time in college and even helped me advance in my academic goals. The Shakespeare course with Robert Ball was a great way to study the art of the playwright himself. I managed to learn 15 plays in a matter of six weeks. It would have taken me six months if I took the course back at my home campus.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have liked to improve my budgeting skills. I did not have much money upon showing up, and my school did not release my funds for my trip until the VERY LAST WEEK that I was there. Get involved in the research and application process of your study abroad program early, I would say a year in advance. That way, you have plenty of time to look into scholarships and save your money until departure day.
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Jacqueline
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review on the CAPA London: Intern Abroad experience

Interning and working abroad in London was a very transformative experience. I really appreciate the independence that CAPA gave us and the support they gave us throughout the program. They really worked hard in placing me at an internship that fit my needs. I wanted to do social justice, legal, or political oriented work, so they got me an internship at a small judicial nonprofit organization, which was a very fulfilling experience. I was learning about judicial issues around the world, which was different than any other work experience I have ever had. I developed stronger professional skills and learned how to be more self sufficient, figuring out how to budget, get around the city, and balancing my work and class schedules with free time, all while navigating London. The classes emphasized London's socio-historical context, which I found very interesting as a Sociology major. I loved exploring the different neighborhoods of London (Soho, Brick Lane, and Notting Hill were my favorites) throughout my seven weeks and would highly recommend any student to do the same!

What would you improve about this program?
The living arrangements. Though the location, Shephard's Bush, was great, there were a lot of problems in the flats.
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Chloe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wouldn't change a thing

CAPA made studying abroad in London a breeze-- and worthwhile. It has been about 7 months since my program ended and not a day goes by that I don't think about it. From the CAPA side of things, they connect you with an internship tailored to your interests and skills, it doesn't get much better than that. The classes at the CAPA office are actually enjoyable, I was always eager to go to class. CAPA also provides opportunities not only around London, but around the continent. CAPA informed us about a trip to Paris which I signed up for and it was very organized and I had an amazing time. Our housing was 10/10. Literally if I could go back and pick anywhere in the city, I don't think there was a better place than where we lived. We were a two minute walk from the Camden Market, filled with tons of food and shopping. I miss London everyday and I genuinely don't think the experience would have been the same without CAPA guiding me through.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get outside of your comfort zone when meeting new people. Take advantage of any opportunities given to socialize with others.
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Erin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

London Internship Abroad

My internship abroad couldn't have been more exciting. Through the CAPA program, I was able to travel to the number one city on my bucket list and partake in my dream internship. Work/life balance was perfect — I had plenty of time to travel and explore London and Europe while receiving a great experience professionally and academically. I met some of my best friends through the program and lived in one of the coolest parts of London. If I hadn't gone through CAPA, there is no way I would've been able to have the experience I did. I was able to experience so many things from new foods, West End shows, football matches at Wembley and so much more. I am now considering working abroad after graduation because I loved it so much! I 100% would recommend this program for anyone considering an internship abroad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Going abroad can be overwhelming! Take time to explore the city and don't be afraid to pick your colleague's brain about the industry you wish to enter. The experience is so rewarding and you can learn a lot.
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Tianny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Going Abroad: Just Do It!

In the Spring of 2018, I decided to go abroad and study in London. I went through a program called CAPA, short for Center for Academic Programs Abroad, and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. I had a phenomenal experience with CAPA and the classes and internship I got to complete because of the program. I was happy to see that I could take some fun classes while abroad, my personal favorite was British Pop Culture, but i was also able to take classes pertinent to my major, such as a class that focused on women and their role in making history in Modern Europe. For my internship, CAPA placed me in an establishment called ELOP, the East London Out Project, and I got the opportunity to be present for counseling sessions, and plan group activities. Aside from enhancing my professional development, CAPA also placed students in excellent housing, and I got to live in Camden Town, a part of London that is revered for its music and alternative scene. The program also offered free trips, and I got to go to Oxford and Stonehenge thanks to CAPA. Overall, my experience abroad was enhanced by the opportunities offered by CAPA and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Savannah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved every second of it!

I loved London and the CAPA program. I got to see the country in a unique way because of my internship, I really felt like a Londoner, not just a tourist or an international student. I plan to move back to London after graduation because I loved it so much. My classes were always interesting and engaging. The staff really want you to enjoy not only the UK but all of Europe and are so helpful when making travel plans. I have nothing but great things to say about the city, the program and CAPA.

What would you improve about this program?
It was great, I really have no improvement ideas.
Kyaira
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Moment In Life I Won't Forget

Studying abroad in London through CAPA was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Before my departure, I was nervous, anxious, a little scared because it was my first time traveling to a forgein country (And Alone), and had some doubt on if I was even ready to take this step. But after orientations, preparations through CAPA and my school's international program, they prepared me with so many resources that gave me the confidence to go! and I'm glad I did.
I've gained so much confidence and independence, met so many locals that I'm close friends with now, and had the opportunity to intern and learn so much about this global city. If the program isn't London, I advise anyone who has a chance to study abroad! Take advantage of a life-transforming opportunity. Don't let fear, finances, doubt or people keep you from experiencing a once life-time experience. If finances are an issue, find ways to gain scholarships through your study abroad program and international program at your home school as I did which was so helpful to pay for my plane ticket. Ask questions, if it's your first time, no question is nonsense, know as much as you can to prepare yourself! Lastly, don't let fear and doubt get in the way! You may feel this way because it is a situation out of your comfort zone, but coming out of your comfort zone is the only way for you to truly grow as a person, so take chances and see the world from a new perspective!

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Ellie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best four months of my life interning in London!

I was immediately impressed with CAPA from the day that I had my Skype interview, to the day that I arrived at my apartment in London, and continued to be impressed as the program went on. I couldn't be more thrilled with the choice I made to study abroad with CAPA. The structure and resources that CAPA provided me with we're essential to my success and enjoyment of the program. I absolutely loved the way my classes were structured and I genuinely enjoyed going to class each week. My CAPA instructor was incredible and so insightful. I learned so much during his class and on our field trips. I would make sure to highlight with prospective students that CAPA does an amazing job of making sure you get the most our of your experience. The classes weren't a chore at all, and instead they provided a ton of useful knowledge about the city you are studying in. I would also encourage the internship program because it was truly the best decision I ever made to go with this CAPA internship program as opposed to other programs. I got so much out of my four months abroad that I wouldn't have gotten if I didn't intern. Aside from the incredible program itself, I was also very impressed with the housing and how safe I felt. I never once felt unsafe in my apartment or walking to it and I felt very safe in my neighborhood. I was located in Clifton Gardens/Maida Vale. I would also talk to the students about all of the resources that CAPA has available to the students in their program. I was very sick for the first month of my time abroad and I was very easily able to find walk-in clinics using the CAPA Guardian App. They is truly nothing I would change about the CAPA program, and everything went so smoothly during my time abroad so I would definitely highlight that to the students.

What would you improve about this program?
I have no complaints about this program! I absolutely loved everything about it.
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