CAPA The Global Education Network

CAPA The Global Education Network

About

What do you want to get out of your study abroad experience? No matter what, you’ll have to spend some time in the classroom. But what if there were a way to get out into your new city and truly live what you learn?

Welcome to CAPA: The Global Education Network. For over 40 years CAPA has been changing students’ lives by immersing them in various cultures around the world.

Through coursework, internship opportunities, and My Global Education cultural activities you will participate in challenges that excite and inspire you. Enjoy creamy gelato as you learn about the renaissance, or lose yourself in Shakespeare as you recall his words steps from where they were written. However you choose to do it, make your study abroad experience your own, and find yourself in a second home you will never forget.

*While we only accept US students and provide undergraduate credit, some exceptions may apply. Contact a CAPA admissions adviser today to talk about what will work best for you.

Website
info.capa.org
Founded
1972
Headquarters

65 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Reviews

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Kaitlin
10/10

Studying abroad can be quite scary, but the CAPA staff is extremely welcoming and makes sure you have everything you need to be independent, adventurous, and safe in a foreign country. Although I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do career wise in the future, I knew I wanted to work in the entertainment industry. The CAPA staff placed me in the best possible internship I could have ever hoped for. I worked as an Entertainment and Sport Marketing Intern with the largest ticketing company, Ticketek. Through my internship, I learned so much about marketing and the entertainment industry, which has confirmed my love for the entertainment industry. I also loved my coworkers and the work culture there, which pushed me to do things outside my comfort zone. I even attended events with coworkers outside of work and still have a good relationship with them to this day! With transportation included in the CAPA program, I was able to go anywhere in New South Wales! CAPA truly helped me build an experience of a lifetime that has strengthened my resume more than any other study abroad program! I would go back in a heartbeat if I could!

Yes, I recommend this program
Jen
10/10

The CAPA Dublin Internship Program was a breath of fresh air! It allowed me to go beyond my horizons and step outside my comfort zone by exploring a whole new world. The locals were so kind and friendly. Dublin was really easy to navigate through and CAPA even provided an unlimited bus pass! I made so many new friends within and outside of my program. I definite recommend on talking to the locals when you have the chance to understand the culture and lifestyle. Ireland is so gorgeous and green! I recommend checking out the coastal towns and markets. The CAPA advisors gave me a warm welcome and were super helpful when need be. The apartments had kitchens so we were able to buy groceries and eat in than going out. I was able to save money in order to travel around Ireland and outside of it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tianny
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

I absolutely loved Australia and my study abroad would not have been what it was if I didn't go with CAPA. CAPA provided the perfect amount of support while also providing the perfect amount of independence. With CAPA, public transportation is included in the program which allows you to truly explore the city as much as you desire. With an optional internship, CAPA expands your resume even more than a regular study abroad program! I had an incredible group that I studied abroad with as well as an amazing internship. My only complaint was that I didn't meet many Aussies other than my teachers but I am keen to move back to Australia as soon as possible. Even though I didn't meet many Aussies I did gain an excellent understanding and appreciation for the culture there!

How can this program be improved?
I didn't meet many Australians other than my teachers!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Claire
9/10

Working at Brincar, a local nonprofit, not only gave me language proficiency, but also the valuable opportunity to do something meaningful to effect change while abroad. I learned what my limits and capabilities are, and was stretched and challenged to lead programming all in my second language. My internship also allowed me to meet and work with so many incredible locals who are making huge differences in the lives of people with Autism in Argentina. Beyond the internship, the friendships I made, both with locals and international students, and experiences I had will stay with me forever. It was totally, without a shadow of a doubt, worthwhile.
Never once did I feel unsafe when staying in Buenos Aires. Just like any city, it's good to be cautious, and I took my tips from the Argentines around me: for example, on public transportation, everyone wears their back packs on their fronts with an arm slung over it. This prevents theft. Things like that, and just being generally aware of your surroundings, will keep you safe.
Our knowledgable on-site staff made me feel safe and cared for. They were wonderful about providing information on opportunities for engagement in the city, as well as other helpful cultural and linguistic tips. They responded to emails and texts rapidly, even when they weren't in the office. They made sure we knew we could come to them with anything, from homesickness to actually being sick, to just needing to complain about how much we missed a certain type of food. They were incredible.I definitely encourage study abroad students to search out their own opportunities for language growth outside of the classroom. For me, that looked like my internship, volunteering each week, attending a local church, and seeking out relationships with Argentines.

How can this program be improved?
Not many of the course offerings on the main campus are in Spanish, only the Spanish language courses. I would have loved to take some topic-specific classes IN Spanish, but the campus where those were offered was an hour away by bus, and I couldn't fit it into my schedule with my internship. I would definitely love to see changes to that.
Yes, I recommend this program

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