CAPA The Global Education Network
CAPA The Global Education Network Programs
Our internship placements are available for students interested in a wide variety of industries and from virtually any field of study. Students receive training and guidance...
Do you enjoy quiet afternoons, sipping coffee amongst the hustle-and-bustle of a busy city? Buenos Aires is a beautiful place that has found balance between its passionate...
CAPA The Global Education Network Reviews
Submitted by Kristne - Anderson University, SC | January 19, 2017
Through CAPA, I was able to intern at a customizable sports gear startup in their supply and product department. As a business major, the experience was completely relevant and intriguing. Some days were difficult and confusing, but overall the experiences has really opened my eyes to the business world past the classroom and has given me some pretty funny stories along the way.
Dublin, my second home
Submitted by Aydali Campa - Arizona State University | January 17, 2017
Every single person from CAPA, including the professors, were really into the material and made an effort to engage with the students. Some days the lecture will start off in a local coffee shop and will work its way out to the city center of Dublin.
My internship experience was definitely my favorite part. I learned so much more than I had expected and I have so much to show in my portfolio now.
The people of Ireland are like no other! They are friendly and have a great sense of humor.
The semester that changed my life
Submitted by Courtney Evans - University of Florida | January 17, 2017
As a sophomore, I was both the youngest in age and academically in my semester in Dublin. Instead of being intimidated, I took it as a moment to grow. I was lucky to be surrounded by a team as wonderful as CAPA with other CAPA students who were warm, welcoming, kind, funny, and overall easy to love. CAPA does roommate matching, and they were spot on with my match. We got along very well, and it made sharing a room much easier. Dublin was the perfect city to be in. It was a big city with a very small town feel; we ran into other CAPA students just wandering around the city somedays. I think about the views all the time and can't wait to go back.
School was not particularly challenging her, but it was exactly what I thought college should be. Everything I learned in our Irish history course and Internship seminar was new to me. Our assignments were more about introspection while using the material we learned than it was just spouting information, and I truly know it helped me grow as a person. These CAPA courses have affected my choices for courses at home, and I am happy to have taken them.
CAPA is unique in that it guarantees an internship. My placement was at a non-profit. I had never done social media pages before, but I am happy to get to say that I learned quickly. I made connections with the founders and my supervisor that I still have today. We always joked that they were my Irish grandparents, and I don't think that's a feeling that has happened so quickly for me. They invited my family into their home when they visited, multiple times I was able to go while I was there and I got to meet their entire family (almost, some of their kids live in Canada). These people from my internship and from my CAPA courses on campus mean the world to me, and I cannot say thank you enough to CAPA for helping bring them into my life.
Cafés & healthcare
Submitted by Blean Girma - Mount Saint Mary's University | December 13, 2016
Known for its cafés and strolls down cobblestone roads, Buenos Aires left that impression on me as well, and so much more. My favorite experiences in BA was waking up early one cold morning and walking a couple miles to meet with my classmates for an excursion. Being that no one in BA gets up earlier than 9am, the streets we completely silent and all I could hear were the birds and my shoes as they hit the distressed pavement on every step. As per usual, I stepped into a random café and got myself a medialuna (croissant-like pastry) and a cortado (a shot of espresso and milk) and continued on to my destination.
Aside from giving us the chance to experience the everyday life in Buenos Aires, CAPA gave us the unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the professional lives of Argentinians in the Healthcare field. The curriculum of the Comparative Healthcare Systems Seminar not only exposed us to their healthcare systems and how they work, but we were also given brief history of Argentina and history of healthcare. This interdisciplinary form of teaching allows us to have a deeper understanding of who makes up the population, where they all reside, and their views on health which then allows us to better absorb our experiences when visiting clinics and hospitals. This is an example of CAPA does its best to give us a unique form of immersion; informed immersion.
The one thing I liked about the program coordination was that this was very well structured but the faculty and staff were flexible as well. CAPA does its best to make sure you obtain the goals you would like to achieve while abroad. For example, I was determined to shadow a physician at some point during my trip. Even though it wasn’t originally on the schedule, our faculty were able to ensure that my goals were met and had a fulfilling experience.
My best advice would be to take hold of the reigns and be proactive in reaching the goals you would like to achieve. It may seem that some aspect of the curriculum or schedule is lacking to your interests or missing something you would like to experience, there is no harm in trying to be instrumental in the programs’ service to you. CAPA is always willing to hear your voice and to implement change.
Capa Florence - the time of your life!
Submitted by Audra - Texas State University | November 28, 2016
After studying abroad in Florence for one month, I backpacked around Europe for a month and a half. CAPA gave me the knowledge and confidence to be able to travel to other countries in a financially reasonable, safe, and adaptable manner. The Capa Florence staff immediately made me feel right at home and made the transition to Florence a seamless one. One of my favorite memories is a hike that Capa hosted through the Fiesole hills on the outskirts of Florence. It allowed us to get a glimpse into life outside of the city and showed us the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside. Highly recommend this program!