• England
    • London
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Advertising Business Communications Creative Writing Economics Finance International Business Marketing

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Apartment Host Family


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
Jun 02, 2022
Dec 02, 2020
1 traveler is looking at this program

About Program

Where better to positively impact your future career than in a country that has been ranked best in the world for business (2018)? London is an absolute powerhouse of a world-class city in this arena, bringing innovation and diversity to the table. It’s a city that thinks big, encourages collaboration and is the headquarters for many international companies.

CAPA’s Global Business Institute is a certificate program in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration. The program examines the impact of globalization on business practices. Through a combination of business courses and an optional internship placement, you’ll gain and strengthen professional skills, learn how to effectively articulate these to grad schools and hiring managers, build a network of contacts abroad, and return home with 12-15 credits and a Certificate of Study in Global Business.

Video and Photos


CAPA Scholarships

CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Each year, CAPA awards $1.5 million in study abroad scholarships, grants, and affiliate benefits! With CAPA you can participate in a study abroad and/or global internship program in Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, London, Paris, Prague, and Sydney.

$300 - $1,000

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 6 reviews
  • 5 rating 100%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 6 of 6 reviews
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Student Review - CAPA London GBI

The CAPA London Global Business Institute Program, which I participated in during the Spring of 2020, had so much to offer! From a rigorous academic schedule that developed my knowledge of global business, to an incredible placement in an internship where I applied my skills in a hands-on environment, to a safe and comfortable housing arrangement, to fun and immersive events and activities. CAPA made me feel so supported both academically and socially. I loved every minute and would recommend the program to anyone interested in studying abroad!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice is to manage and organize your time the best that you can. Students are always busy and juggling several responsibilities. Your experience will be so much better if you take some during during the first few days to schedule out your internship, classes and homework, and travel schedule.
29 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

I... Had, the time of my Liiiifeee!

Absolutely thrilling. Teaches you about important balances between work and play and throws you into a world full of opportunities and networking. I got to work with a Non-profit for the royal family and the bar for me so so high now that I don't know how to move forward!!
It was the best time i'd ever had working.
additionally, it taught me a lot that I needed to know about managing real life situations and complications. Being out of my comfort zone helped me make new friends and connections that I now like to proudly call my family.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would find a way to manage my budget - and use the tube more often!
30 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

CAPA London Winter Session

CAPA was a life-saver during this trip! When we first arrived in London they walked through safety tips with us and welcomed us into a new city with open arms. Throughout the trip, the staff became more of mentors to everyone in my program- always making sure we were okay, knew what we were doing, knew where we were going, and just constantly checking in on us. Over the course of the program, everyone in my program became very close with the front desk workers at the CAPA location we had class at, it was super cool to get to know them on a personal level! In the middle of my trip I needed roommate accommodations and the staff of CAPA worked with me to make sure I had the best housing experience possible. Without CAPA, my time abroad would not have been as smooth.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
It goes quick- don't take your time abroad for granted. Appreciate and engulf every moment!
32 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

My time abroad studying with CAPA in London was an amazing experience that I will never forget. From the academics that gave an amazing global perspective, my internship that helped me realize more of my strengths within my field, and the CAPA sponsored events throughout the program I had an amazing time that really helped me grow.

From even before you get there CAPA staff helps you throughout the whole process and makes it a lot easier to have all paperwork in and deadlines met. When it came to getting placed in my internship, the CAPA internship team was very thorough in their questioning and interviews to make sure that they could give me the best fit for my interests.

My internship was a huge part of why I loved the CAPA program so much. In my internship I was able to gain valuable market research skills that I would never be able to gain from just the classroom. It was an amazing opportunity to work in an international office to get used to being in a professional environment with an additional perk of learning how to work abroad and with different cultures. The classes that I took complimented my amazing experience by offering programs that took me all around the beautiful city of London and gave me a more in-depth look to their history and the diverse people that live there.

The CAPA sponsored events were also really fun because they took you to different areas in England along with giving you opportunities to take different types of tours and enjoying different types of food all around London.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers on this program is to enjoy every moment of it and to take advantage of all of the CAPA sponsored events!
29 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience!

I studied and interned abroad through CAPA London in Fall 2018 and it was absolutely a dream. The Staff at CAPA were all very supportive and hosted many events throughout the semester. There were always things to do in London and CAPA provided Oyster cards that had unlimited transfers for the tube/bus so it was easy to navigate the city. They also offered day trips throughout London and other parts of the UK.

The classes I took were relevant to my major and I received credits for all of them. Most classes had field trips so it was nice to learn outside of the classrooms. In my Finance class, we visited the Bank of England and for my Marketing class, we went to the Museum of Brands. The internship component was one of the main reasons why I chose CAPA. My internship placement was perfect and I developed critical skills that are transferrable for future careers. I experienced a lot of personal and professional growth during my time in London.

What would you improve about this program?
There were times when I felt overwhelmed by classes and required internship hours. Although I enjoyed my internship, I wish it was 15 hours instead of 20 hours so there was more free time during the weekdays.
27 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Interning Abroad!

CAPA gave me the opportunity to intern abroad in a field of my choice. They did all of the work for me in terms of finding me a company to work with and finding a supervisor for me to work under. All I had to do was tell them my preference for field work (which I put HR - human resources) and they took care of the rest for me. CAPA was awesome because they provided support to me throughout the whole way. They paid for all of my transportation which was a huge lifesaver.
The company I worked for was IHG, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and my team and supervisor were all amazing in helping me to assimilate to the life of London and the life of working in London. Being able to gain work experience in a different country was absolutely amazing and it was a phenomenal opportunity. I was able to work in a team of 6 and gained a ton of experience in the field of Human Resources. My workplace was extremely diverse which was really cool to experience, especially coming from a predominantly white community. The friendships, experience, and everything I had the opportunity to be a part of was amazing and if I could do it all again I would. Thank you to CAPA for providing me with the opportunity!

What would you improve about this program?
This program was absolutely amazing and I have no criticisms
29 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers