CAPA: The Global Education Network

CAPA: The Global Education Network

About

Studying abroad with CAPA means learning in the classroom, then supporting that structured academic foundation by going beyond and experiencing the diverse global city firsthand. You’ll do this through field studies and cultural events as well as on your own. Through coursework, internship opportunities, and My Global City cultural activities, you will participate in challenges that excite and inspire you.

CAPA has one of the longest histories as a study abroad internship provider, and works with more than 2,000 organizations across its global city locations. Interning with CAPA means you’ll have an incredible professional development opportunity right at your fingertips.

CAPA offers both in-country and online study abroad programs and remote global internships. Challenge yourself and go abroad (or online) with us. We have a good feeling that you’ll find a second home and an experience you’ll never forget.

NEW: Fall Flexible Choice Study Abroad & Internship Program

Customize your study abroad experience with fully flexible online and in-country study abroad and internship programs. Choose your adventure and go beyond this fall with our fully flexible global experiences in Florence, London, and Sydney!
Website
info.capa.org
Founded
1972
Headquarters

45 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Scholarships

CAPA 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

Reviews

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Justice
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Kayleigh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you are a student looking to study abroad during you time in college I highly recommend picking CAPA as your program. CAPA is a program that is so student specific and they really create close knit relationship with their study abroad students. My CAPA advisor helped me through the whole process step by step and made me feel very comfortable with what seemed to be a very intimidating/scary adventure. I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia and it was by far the best four months of my life, and I do not say that lightly. Everyday I was able to meet someone new from around the world and I had a great opportunity to directly enroll into one of the local Universities to continue my studies as a Biology student.

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Lucy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an incredible experience in Sydney through the CAPA program. I was able to take classes that truly interested me while also having time to explore Sydney and other cities and countries. CAPA provided amazing housing and I met lifetime friends through the CAPA program. The activities that CAPA provided to us throughout the 4 months were amazing, my favorite was the overnight at the Taronga Zoo! If you're in the process of choosing a program to study with, CHOOSE CAPA!! I would do it all again in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Step out of your comfort zone and say yes to adventures. There is so much to see in Australia, do as much as you can while you're there, but also truly make the most of exploring Sydney! There is so much to see in just one city!
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Joshua
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Being a 21 year old senior in college I needed a study abroad experience to meet graduation requirements. I was so excited for the opportunity to study and thankfully cam across CAPA. I was introduced to the program through a few friends who had already been apart of it and heard nothing but great things. My time abroad was everything I could have imagined and more. It was so much fun being able to live in a new city and new culture and experience a whole different world. I really enjoyed making new friends and being able to experience new things with these people. The best part of my experience was being able to travel all across Europe for a great price. Overall I think CAPA provides the best opportunity for those looking to get the most out of their experience

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The most unfamiliar thing that I ate while abroad was snail and rabbit. Haha I was able to try these delicious delicacies while in Paris and Belgium.
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Pauleana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Florence with CAPA is a once in a lifetime experience! In my four weeks there, I swear I saw the entire city! Even classes at CAPA were something to look forward to, the school itself is beautiful, and in a prime location. I can't imagine what Florence would have been like without CAPA. The staff was amazing when it came to any type of issue. Whether it had to do with housing, school, where to eat, or how things work in Italy, the people at CAPA were more than willing to help. It was the best trip of my life!

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly nothing comes to mind. Whenever I had an issue, CAPA was there to help.

Programs

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105 reviews
CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA London: Study & Intern Abroad
England
9.43 •105 reviews

With more than 270 nationalities living in London and more than 300...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Sydney: Study & Intern Abroad
Australia
9.44 •64 reviews

A breathtakingly beautiful coastal city, Sydney is an exciting and...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Dublin: Study & Intern Abroad
Ireland
9.49 •53 reviews

History and technology nestle side by side in Europe’s “Silicon Valley...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Florence: Study & Intern Abroad
Italy
9.77 •48 reviews

An enchanting, awe-inspiring and culturally rich global city, Florence...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA London: Intern Abroad
England
9.88 •8 reviews

Our 3-6 credit internship program is well-established with a network...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Barcelona: Study & Intern Abroad
Spain
9.67 •6 reviews

Dynamic and diverse, Barcelona is bursting with bold and distinctive...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Shanghai: Study & Intern Abroad
China
8.33 •6 reviews

Shanghai literally means “upon-the-sea” and water features heavily in...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA Buenos Aires: Study & Intern Abroad
Argentina
9.2 •5 reviews

Buenos Aires, with its fiery culinary scene, mellow art galleries, and...

CAPA: The Global Education Network
CAPA London: Global Business Institute
England
9.75 •4 reviews

Where better to positively impact your future career than in a country...

Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Angella Barton

Angella is always up for an adventure and to broaden her knowledge of public health systems in the US and other countries. That is what led her to embark on her study-abroad/internship journey with CAPA in Sydney, Australia!

Why did you choose this program?

CAPA was one of the only programs offered at my school that included an international internship along with a study abroad experience, so it was easy to narrow my choices down given my options!

CAPA also had incredible excursions outlined for participants and a wonderful support staff that answered all of my questions, and I have always wanted to visit Australia, so for me, it was an obvious pick!

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

CAPA assisted me through the entire application process. Whenever I had questions, I was able to reach out to someone at their local Boston office, and my issues were always resolved in a quick manner.

Once I had been accepted into the program, they also supplied me and other students with the instructions to apply for a Student Visa in Australia, which took a lot of stress out of that process as well. Additionally, they even found our internships for us by asking what fields we were interested in, and acted as a third party to set us up in the internship!

The only thing I had to do on my own was to handle the plane ticket!

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Travel!

A common misconception about studying abroad in Australia is that there are not a lot of opportunities to travel as you would have to study abroad somewhere in Europe. This is definitely not the case! I was able to travel within Australia with ease, and even got a chance to visit the Great Barrier Reef! Additionally, a lot of my friends traveled to Bali, Singapore, Fiji, and New Zealand, and saw some of the most beautiful sights

Australia is a wonderful country with lots of grandeur, and despite the price, you may see to travel to where you want to go, do it anyway! You will not have the same opportunity again!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Our classes were held once a week for three hours. My schedule was really nice since I went to my internship for eight hours a day, Mondays and Tuesdays, and then took my other three classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This left me with a three day weekend to go to beaches, shops, and travel!

It was rare for someone in the program to have class or the internship all five days of the work-week.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I was terrified of not making friends and being left all alone for three and a half months. The best way to combat this is to throw yourself into activities with people as often as you can. By doing so, I made four great friends that I still talk regularly with even though our program ended months ago. This program made that very easy because we were all housed in the same hotel, and therefore, were only a few rooms away from each other.

You should say "yes" to any opportunity that interests you, whether you're feeling a little tired or unsure of it (as long as its something you want to do!). I traveled to as many places as I could afford, and spent every weekend with those four girls and had the time of my life!

Any tips for students to save money and budget their bank accounts?

Learn to cook! I can not stress this enough. Right off the bat I began cooking myself meals and limited my trips to Starbucks for frappuccinos. By doing this, I was spending way less money on eating out and could put it towards souvenirs, gifts for my family, and of course traveling.

By the end of the program, I did start to splurge a bit (because I totally deserved it) and I still came home with more money than I anticipated having leftover.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Danelle Boone

Danelle Boone holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Chico. Danelle has studied abroad in both Spain and Mexico, and sailed around the world with Semester at Sea. Prior to joining the staff at CAPA International Education, Danelle previously held roles as a Global Seminars Coordinator at UC San Diego, Assistant Director of the Career Development Center at CSU Long Beach, Career Counselor at UCLA, and faculty member at Santa Monica College. Danelle is passionate about the field of international education and considers living, working and studying abroad among the best experiences of her life. Some of her favourite travel destinations thus far have been Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Kyoto and Sydney. Danelle works from a home office in San Diego, CA.

Did you study or intern abroad? If so, where and what inspired you to go?

Danelle from CAPA International Education

Danelle: I studied abroad initially on a short term program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and then on a longer program in Barcelona, Spain. My grandparents were from Spain, and I had studied Spanish in high school and just fell in love with the language. I have several extended family members in the south of Spain and was inspired to travel there and improve my language ability so that I could attempt to hold meaningful conversations with them. I am still working on that last part.

What aspect of working at CAPA inspires you the most?

Danelle: I love working with students! I am inspired by their goals, dreams and their sense of adventure. I studied abroad a bit later than most, and now really enjoy working with students who never thought they’d have the chance to study abroad, or might have thought it was too late. I studied abroad after completing my Bachelors Degree, and then again after my Masters Degree, and then worked abroad for a semester after that. It’s never too late.

How do you see the field of international education changing over the next 10 years?

Danelle: It has already changed so much! Studying abroad was historically something that it seemed only the children of wealthy parents could afford to do. But with scholarships and with a more diverse array of programs from which to choose, it is becoming more of a reality for non-traditional students. This is really where my passion lies. I want to see education abroad become more accessible to all students, and I’ve been fortunate enough to work with organizations that believe in and support this mission.

If you had to choose one, what destination would you recommend to prospective students?

Danelle: This depends entirely on the student. Do they want to learn a language? - Maybe Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Florence or Beijing. Do they want to do an internship? - Perhaps London, Dublin or Sydney. What do they want to study? Each of our locations has unique academic offerings, and each city has its own combination of character, culture and history. It is impossible to choose the one location that I would recommend. If I had to choose for myself, I would be drawn to Buenos Aires so that I could continue to learn and practice more Español, and because although I have been to Europe, Asia, Australia and North Africa, I still have yet to make my way to South America.

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering going abroad?

Danelle: Go for longer than you think you can. Yes, it is intimidating at first. But after a few weeks abroad, you’ll wish you’d signed on for a full semester or even a year.

Anything else you would like to share?

Danelle: Make connections with people you meet, wherever you go. Rather than spending all of your time with other American students, go to local cafes, pubs or community events and meet people who are native to the city or country in which you are studying. Taking photos of all the monuments and landscapes is great, but your best memories will come from the people you meet along the way.