Location
  • England
    • London
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
The program fee includes tuition, housing, optional internship placement*, local transportation pass, a half-day panoramic coach tour of London, a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath, and a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle, My Global City events, insurance, and CAPA services and support including a 24-hour emergency phone line.

*Internships require a Tier 4 visa, which is an additional cost upwards of $500 not included in the program fee.
May 29, 2021
Dec 04, 2020

About Program

With more than 270 nationalities living in London and more than 300 languages spoken, it is a truly diverse, multicultural city where influences from across the globe are woven throughout almost every aspect of life. London is a hub of innovation with a thriving arts scene, emerging fashion designers and an entrepreneurial tech crowd to rival that of Silicon Valley. It’s also a city steeped in history with evidence of events and life from centuries past.

The CAPA London program is in our own center, inside two connected Victorian townhouses, located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are also pleased to offer 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.

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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

Program Reviews

9.43 Rating
based on 115 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 89.57%
  • 7-8 rating 9.57%
  • 5-6 rating 0.87%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 8
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.3
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Joslyn
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience Ever

Studying abroad for a semester was the best experience of my life. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity and I would do it again in a heart beat! I learned and grew so much during my time abroad and I came back as a completely different person. Interning was probably one of my favorite parts because I was given opportunities I never thought I would be given. My favorite part was going to London Fashion Week. Even though I had classes and a job, I still had so much opportunity to travel and explore with my friends. 10/10 recommend.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I had never tried this little Japanese pancakes before. Upon arriving at Borough Market, all of my friend shad convinced me to try them, and they were so good. The texture was a bit odd to me, but I still really enjoyed them!
17 people found this review helpful.
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Anjali
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

London Actually!

CAPA London was a fast-paced and fantastic experience!

The CAPA courses were dynamic, yet manageable. My favorite class was 20th Century British History. It was particularly interesting to learn about the London boroughs and UK immigration in the 20th century.

I had a very positive experience at my internship at a charity/ community center. I made immediate connections with my co-workers due to their warm and welcoming personalities. My one critique about the CAPA internship programs was that I was not satisfied with my placement. Though I loved my co-workers at my internship, I wish I was placed at a fashion/style company.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience exploring London, making friends, and documenting every beautiful and crazy moment.

What was your funniest moment?
Running into students from my home university at a nightclub. It was funny because I did not think I would ever run into people I knew from the States.
18 people found this review helpful.
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Addison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer 2019 CAPA Villanova Program

While the Villanova program is different than the standard, studying abroad through London CAPA was fantastic due to the resources that they provided. From their work pairing me up with a summer internship to planning various excursions around London, I loved my time in the city. Before I left the US, I met with a CAPA advisor to discuss internship preferences, tailoring it to my interests. Living in an apartment by Tower Bridge, I was able to use the Tube to commute to the internship and then spend the afternoons and nights exploring the city, either with the larger program or with close friends. As a large program, we had numerous events planned such as attending the Wimbledon, visiting Lloyds, and so much more!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To make the most of the program, I would recommend mapping out the London sites you are most excited for! Make it your goal to cover as much as possible and take advantage of the numerous free museums and attractions within the city - many have student discounts! Once you have the map, pick a part of the city each day/afternoon and check off everything in that area. This will make you much more efficient, and then you will be able to see the wide array of subcultures and attractions around London! It truly is an incredible city! Take in all it has to offer!
15 people found this review helpful.
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Carla Pamela
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CAPA Study Abroad & Internship

At first, I was hesitant to study abroad because I fear that I had to do everything on my own and I was also worried about money. CAPA helped me every step of the way and made sure that I was all set before the departure. They also helped me with my financial issue by letting me know of the scholarships they offer to students who are in need of financial help. They were available all the time for questions and inquires. They got back to me very quickly when I emailed them my concerns and questions. They had different orientations for students studying abroad to come to learn more about the process and to meet with others. I love that they paired me with a "manager" to who I can reach out at any time. Every student is paired with their own "manager", who helps them with the entire process.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I wished I did more research because I didn't know that I could be directly enrolled in a university. I would much prefer it if I knew.
18 people found this review helpful.
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Claire
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CAPA London

Studying abroad was of course a great experience! Studying abroad with the CAPA program enhanced my time abroad dramatically. There were always opportunities to immerse ourself in the culture from the activities that CAPA planned for students. Even with our time getting cut short due to COVID CAPA remained organized and kept all students best intentions in mind. CAPA's program was very organized and as a student in a country that is not their own I felt this was critical to making sure everyone's time abroad ran smoothly and it did.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
There are a lot of surprising things that happened to me while abroad, given I experienced new things everyday. The most surprising thing I did was take a SoulCycle class next to David Beckham. Also, I'd say being abroad during a global pandemic was pretty surprising as well.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Mhairi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wish I could go back

Studied in London with CAPA fall 2019 - before COVID hit. So much fun, met some of my best friends there. Staff is great. Internship experience was amazing - still in contact with site supervisors! Great location within London! **your travel is included with the program cost so you do not have to keep topping up your oyster card (unless you go out of the designated zones) BIG PLUS! I stayed in a homestay but CAPA's my global city events allowed me to interact with more people in the program and explore the city in a way that was outside of my comfort zone but allowed me to thrive.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Nicole
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Time of my Life

Studying and interning abroad in London through CAPA was one of the best choices I've made. I met amazing people both at my internship site and the people I shared a flat with, expanding my network internationally. I learned so much about myself professionally, academically, emotionally, and socially, and am so happy to have the experience I did. Even though my program was cut a month short due to the pandemic and increasing threat levels, CAPA made sure everyone got home safely and in a timely manner.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Haggis! When I went to Scotland with my best friend on our spring break.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Olivia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Everything you need to study abroad

Very appreciative my semester with CAPA. I studied abroad in London in spring 2019 and it was extremely helpful to have my housing, transportation, courses, and internship sorted out before arriving. They were able to fulfill my roommate request, so I was fortunate enough to live with my best friend in West Kensington. While it wasn't the biggest flat, the two of us lived very comfortably and even had a weekly cleaning service. It was a safe and convenient location in central London, plus the CAPA emergency/safety app helped me feel more at ease. The CAPA staff in London were available on site to offer assistance with classes and internships, important resources such as how to set up our phone plans, and recommendations of their favorite places. We also had the opportunity to go on some tours and excursions - most memorable were my trips to Oxford and Stonehenge & Bath. My courses and (guaranteed!) internship were aligned with my academic and professional goals. The one downside to the program is that my classmates were all American students. However, I ended up creating friendships with other Pitt students on my program and was able to maintain them once we were home.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
For me, the most nerve-racking moment was starting my international internship and attending my internship site's annual conference. Luckily, the internship was guaranteed, but I still had an interview with my internship site to make sure I was a good fit and knew what to expect. I overcame this challenge by keeping an open mind and willingness to learn. My bosses understood that I might not have experience with every task, and were appreciative that I tried my best and asked questions. By the end of my internship, I really felt like part of the team and was even offering guidance to interns who started after me. I gained not only practical marketing experience, but also cultural intelligence as I regularly interacted with coworkers from England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Germany. The CAPA internship course helped me to set goals along the way and learn how to incorporate this experience in my resume and interviews.
18 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

The course cost will depend on the program duration and term, along with your home institution and their payment policies. An online application is required for all programs, but the rest of the application materials will vary depending on what institution you currently attend.

CAPA offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities across our global city locations in conjunction with our undergraduate, academic summer and semester study abroad programs. There are a variety of different placement opportunities available, many of which do line up with the interests of students who are studying English language and literature degrees. We ask students to stipulate...