CAPA The Global Education Network
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Interning and living in Sydney!
Submitted by Lilibeth Resendiz - University of California, Davis | April 26, 2016
There are not enough great things I can say about this program and CAPA. My internship with Cancer Council NSW was everything I hoped it would be! CAPA is really great at pairing you with an internship site that caters to your needs and desires. During my stay, CAPA was utilizing Urbanest, a student accommodation, the apartments were spacious and there are "sausage sizzles" every Friday! The only downside is that doing one small load of laundry will cost you about 8.00 AUD.
Sydney is an incredible city that has managed to create a perfect balance between a beach bum's paradise and an urban jungle. I would highly recommend this program for anyone that truly want immerse themselves into the city's culture.
The Biggest Leap of My Life
Submitted by Jeanne Robinson - Hood College | April 14, 2016
Studying abroad with CAPA in London for the Fall 2015 semester gave me the most amazing educational experience I could wish for. I knew since middle school that that is where I wanted to study abroad and when, and CAPA made all that possible for me. I chose CAPA because my home school scholarships went towards my abroad tuition and I liked the variety in the classes offered. As a Communications major, I got to tour the BBC with British Broadcasting Today, which was one of the coolest things that I did while in London. I also had the opportunity to take an art history course, where we saw the art in-person every other week at galleries like the Tate, Tate Modern, National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. You just can't get that kind of experience in central Maryland.
With CAPA, you have the option to study abroad and intern; I chose to only take classes. For anyone who does an internship that is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience if you want it, but I decided that I was studying abroad to actually study abroad. So, I wanted more room to take the classes I wanted and have even more time to see all of London that I could. My friends who participated in internships also had a great time and enjoyed their work, but I definitely saw more of London and visited more cities than they were able to. But, that is just what worked for me, everyone's looking to get different experiences out of their time abroad.
I was really nervous to spend an entire semester in London. It was my first time out of the States and I was the only one from my school at that location. But, everyone at CAPA is so friendly that I was comfortable sooner than I ever expected to be and I felt at-home within days. There was nobody in their staff that I did not like and I felt close enough to them that I could ask anything without being judged for having silly questions.
To be blunt, if you want to study with other London students, then this is not the program for you. You will be in CAPA classrooms with other American CAPA students, not enrolled in a local London school. But, if you want the chance to meet other students from around the States while living in London and learning about British culture, then CAPA is definitely a great choice. Besides my travels and shopping I paid very little more to live in London for a semester than I pay to go to school in MD. I made friends from other states that I otherwise would have had no way of meeting. I miss CAPA itself almost as much as I miss the UK and I am glad that it was pretty much my only option through my school because it was a much more exciting experience than I could have ever hoped for.
Florence In the Fall
Submitted by Carli Texeira - Riverside City College | March 02, 2016
Studying with CAPA in Florence, Italy was literally a dream come true. I've always had wanderlust and wanted to get out and see the world, but I just couldn't see how I could do all that I wanted to do and get my education done in a timely manner. So studying abroad has been on my mind for quite some time. CAPA was a wonderful program that was always attentive to our needs, and always making sure we were comfortable and having a good time. The staff was so sweet an welcoming, and always there when you needed help. They put you in great apartments in the heart of the city that was close to everything. Cafes, markets, stores, museums, landmarks, the school, and nightlife was all within walking distance. The city was incredible, I couldn't have gone to more perfect location. Florence has so much to offer, with such rich history. Theres a new story round every corner, and every turn shows you something new and exciting. The lifestyle in Italy is very relaxed, and very attentive to truly living. I would recommend the CAPA Florence program to everyone I know.
A Life Changing Experience in Dublin
Submitted by Jenna Underwood - Howard Payne University | February 28, 2016
I have never felt more at home than I did in Ireland, the people are by far the nicest I've ever met (and I live in the south, where everyone is polite), the culture was amazing and my study abroad program was so helpful and attentive to my needs. CAPA provides transportation passes for the bus which where a huge help when I needed to get across town quickly for a class field trip or an appointment. You attend Griffith college where a large portion of the student body are study abroad, giving you the chance to meet people from all over the world including, Norway, Hong Kong, France and Germany. We lived on campus in the apartments which gave us the chance to get to know local Irish students as well as other study abroad students living around us. I have never felt more safe in a city than I did in Dublin and can contribute a lot of that to all of the tips and speakers CAPA provided to inform us on how to stay safe.
Over all I would not trade this experience for anything and am so thankful that I had this wonderful and life changing opportunity through CAPA Study Abroad.
Interning and Life in London; The Global City
Submitted by Kyle Dombrowski - Siena College | February 24, 2016
The CAPA London Internship Program is a great opportunity for students to gain international internship experience. There are placement options for students of all majors. The professional connections and skills gained through my experience were invaluable to my professional development. Participating in CAPA's internship program is vital to one's cultural immersion in London. Due to the fact that students live and take classes with other American students, aside from interacting professors and those you meet on the street, the relationships students form with their coworkers will be their best exposure to British culture. If you are looking to only take classes, I recommend studying abroad at a university in London, not with a study abroad only program, like CAPA. Living in London allows students to observe the vast cultural differences in London. You can turn the corner and feel like you are in a different country. Classes are immersed in study abroad. Students can take theater classes that include excursions to see plays and tour theaters on the West End. Additionally, the Analyzing and Exploring London class allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of the issues Londoners have been faced with past and present. Living conditions are far superior to those of other students living in London. Apartments are spacious and are cleaned once a week by a cleaning service. I had the opportunity to live in Camden Town, a bustling center of counter culture. There was always something to do; there is access to eateries, a supermarket, a pharmacy, a cell phone service, and the infamous Camden Market is right around the corner. One way in which I feel that CAPA can improve their program would be to increase communication with students prior to their departure from the United States for London. I really feel like I had no clue what exactly the program entailed until I was there. The social life in London was great. There is plenty of time to explore the pubs and go clubbing on the weekends. The CAPA London student council puts on great social events, such as a boat party on the River Thames. I met some great friends through my time at CAPA London. Overall, I would give CAPA London a 9/10. I really had a great experience. I learned a lot and have a ton of fond memories. I would not trade my study abroad experience for the world.