CAPA The Global Education Network
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CAPA The Global Education Network Reviews
The best memories are not planned
Submitted by Megan Twohig - Mount Saint Mary College | April 25, 2017
I studied abroad with 20 other classmates in Shanghai China in addition to Beijing, Wuzhen and Hangshan. We lived in dorms for about a month at East China Normal University; the dorms were overall very nice and modern, although we did have trouble with the Wi-Fi and heating. With CAPA we were help to visit some of the popular tourists sites such as the Great Wall, the Yu Garden, the Summer Palace, an old water town and 2 temples. Although I wish I spent more time at these amazing and beautiful sites, I am happy with the amount of sites we saw in such a short amount of time. Guiding use through China was both CAPA guide and translator, both were very helpful and informative about Chinese culture. My favorites are the Great Wall and Yellow Mountain. I feel climbing the Great Wall while in China is a must because of the amazing architecture and beautiful views. I also recommend climbing Yellow Mountain here you are able to admire breath taking views and get a good work-out at the same time. While in China I studied eastern and western medicine and visited a museum based on traditional Chinese medicine. Our main method of transportation was the metro which was a little chaotic with 20 people, but it was the fastest form of transportation. The traditional Chinese food was probably my most interesting experience. Some foods and places to eat I would recommend are lychees, the rice, Coco Party which is a small cafe in Shanghai with great sandwiches and milkshakes and I suggest future study abroad students try a hot pot restaurant. Overall, enjoyed my experience and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in travel because it will change you for the better and you will make life long friendships.
The time of my life
Submitted by Victoria Ruggiero - SUNY Oswego | February 27, 2017
Choosing to study abroad with CAPA was the best decision of my life. I had the opportunity to be fully immersed in the incredible city of London. Through the CAPA program, I was able to live and work in a global city, which left me with so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. My time abroad in Europe was such a rewarding and life changing experience. Being able to live and work in a foreign global city taught me so much about different cultures, and taught me a lot about myself as well. My time in London allowed me to grow infinitely as a person, as I gained a new found sense of independence and appreciation for the world. Going abroad made me more aware of how the world operates on a larger scale. I was exposed to an entirely different culture and way of life, which forced me to adapt and grow into a more well- rounded version of myself. Being able to navigate myself around a new city and work with a global company gave me a sense of purpose and shaped me to be open to new possibilities and opportunities. In my opinion, there is no better way to find and create oneself than to immerse oneself in an entirely new and foreign culture. I am forever grateful for the life changing experience that CAPA provided me with.
Growing and learning in Dublin
Submitted by Isabelle Zoeckler - Clark University | February 16, 2017
My study abroad experience with CAPA Dublin was really enlightening. I chose to attend the summer 2016 program, as I wasn’t able to go during a traditional semester. This was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself, as I was able to gain independence and confidence. When I arrived I was expecting there to be more direct guidance and help to get us settled. I was intimidated by having to navigate the city for myself. CAPA really allows their students to orient themselves in the city which I was grateful for in the long run. This forced me to step outside my comfort zone and get to know things on my own and with my peers. That being said, the CAPA staff is incredibly supportive if you reach out with any specific questions. For example, I got sick my second week in Dublin and the staff was quick and helpful in setting up an appointment for me and getting me directions.
Aside from personal growth, through this program I was able to learn a lot about Dublin and make some great friends. Going into the program I didn’t know anyone, but by the time I left I had made some wonderful connections with the CAPA team, my peers, and some locals! The relationships that I made while abroad allowed me to get to know people from different places and backgrounds. I also learned a lot about the city of Dublin through the Global Cities class. This class enabled us to learn about the city and then go out and see for ourselves what we were reading. Another great way I learned about the city was just by walking most places, it’s amazing the things you notice. The hands on learning style was also implemented through the internship class, as we were able to learn and then apply ourselves on site. My internship was with a yoga studio right down the street from Griffith College, and I had a great experience getting to know all of the wonderful people that were a part of the community.
Interning abroad in Sydney, Australia with DEC PR & Communications
Submitted by Erica Bergmann - University of Massachusetts Amherst | February 14, 2017
CAPA The Global Education Network allowed me not only to study abroad down under in Australia but also found me an awesome internship based on my own personal interests and major. They did an awesome job by placing me with an internship with DEC PR & Communications right in the heart of the CBD in Sydney. I was able to work with individuals from all over the world and get involved with representing and marketing for clients within the national and international level.
A list of my responsibilities as an intern at DEC PR & Communications included:
• Researched information for projects and goals the company concerning the optimized representation of clients and organizations.
• Partook in brainstorming and creative writing for social media, blog posts, and pitch ideas for promoting clients/products.
• Collaborated with the following brands: Coca Cola, Trivett Bespoke Luxury Cars Australia (RollsRoyce, Bentley, Aston Martin, and McLaren), Club Med, Frasers Property, Melbourne Airport, Palmolive, and Mirvac.
I am so grateful for this experience to not only study but work abroad in another global city of my choosing. CAPA did an excellent job with pairing relevant classes for students to take (I took Intercultural Communication and International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior), sorting out student housing in a modernized student housing apartment, hosting fun group events & activities, and ensuring the safety and overall quality of my experience in Australia.
Therefore I would like to give a big shout out & thank you to CAPA The Global Education Network! I would definitely recommend studying/interning abroad with this unbelievable program which is currently offering programs in London, Florence, Dublin, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Sydney.
The best experience of my entire life
Submitted by Carly - University of Missouri | January 22, 2017
I studied in London this past summer and it was truly the most amazing and best experience of my entire life. I got to experience the professional side of things during my internship at a travel PR agency and it was really fascinating to be in a British work environment because it was so different from a typical American one. My educational foundation grew infinitely from this program. The British professor we had was literally my favorite professor of all time. He was extremely knowledgeable about everything London and most of our classes were field trips so I feel like I truly got to immerse myself in the culture and learn about the city from experience and interaction. I also got to participate in several weekend trips to different countries which was an incredible experience in itself. The weekends in London were also incredible with the diverse bars and countless events going on. I would highly recommend this program to someone who is eager to immerse themselves in a truly wonderful culture that is made up of an extremely diverse group of people and loves adventure.