London

The London Experience

As you make your way through Borough Market, one of the largest food markets in London, your senses are overwhelmed. The smell of freshly prepared foods combined with the brightly colored flowers, fruits, and vegetables remind you of the languages you are trying to distinguish around you. You learned in your Global Cities course that over 300 languages are spoken in London, and you are on a personal mission to identify them all. A roar from a nearby pub interrupts you – the local football team has scored! You linger in the district of Southwark a while longer before meeting up with a group of students at a MyEducation activity at the mosque on Brick Lane, the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi community. Over the course of 3 centuries, this structure has been a Protestant chapel, a Jewish synagogue, and now a Muslim mosque. Your service learning program has made you truly connected to the city, and you welcome opportunities like this to supplement your textbook understanding of London with experiential learning. Tonight, you'll be attending a performance of Shakespeare's Richard III at the Globe Theater. This is what studying in London is all about: allowing the experiences to rush in.

 

Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up regional history and culture. Our semester, spring quarter, and summer study abroad options include courses with local visits, internships and Sara Berthiaume London SummerII2011service-learning, and special lectures related to your study abroad experience: all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to pursue subjects through academic and field research.

In addition to courses on the CAPA London Program, you will be able to access an array of courses at London South Bank University (LSBU).

London internship studentAs one of the largest internship providers in London, we have built an extensive network of internship sites in businesses, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations. CAPA internships are available for all majors and are a great opportunity to work with locals and enhance your resume! Build professional skills and gain perspective as you engage a network of international contacts in your field.

 
Common Questions About the London Experience
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Why London?

A message from Claire Kibblewhite, Resident Director, CAPA London Program

Dear Students,

Showcased at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London is a world class city and it is no surprise that each year more international students choose the UK capital city over any other city as their home from home. As well as unrivalled professional opportunities, London offers students an exciting social life and the opportunity to build a network of friends from around the world.

With so much to offer so many people, it can be hard to articulate its enormity and significance. The best and only way to truly understand the layers of complexity that envelop and permeate London is to experience it for yourself!

What you will find is that London is one of the most vibrant, exciting, culturally rich and cosmopolitan cities in the world. So much so, that the idea of the ‘typical Londoner’ is becoming almost impossible to grasp. With more than 270 nationalities living here, London is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. You can enjoy cuisine from pretty much any corner of the globe – often on the same street – as well as take part in annual international celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.

Nowadays, Londoners largely define themselves by being undefinable. No matter where you are in the city, you will come across people from all walks of life. There is an extraordinary range of different lifestyles, faiths and ethnic groups represented in the city, and as you walk the streets, you will realize that being ‘a Londoner’ means many different things. This diversity is one of modern London’s most appealing features and is something to be embraced and celebrated.

Make no mistake, London is a complex city. With so many different and distinct neighborhoods, a sophisticated public transit infrastructure, an abundance of cultural opportunities, not to mention its overall geographical vastness, financial prominence and incredible worldwide influence, London stands alone amongst the world’s global cities.

London is NOT a city to be ‘checked off’ a list. It is not a city which you can "do" in a day, a week a fortnight, a month or even a semester. Many would argue that you can never truly "know" London - even true Londoners like myself continue enchanted by everything the city has to offer.

London will delight. It will please and infuriate, it will fascinate and exhilarate. It will satisfy you, yet leave you yearning for more. There are few cities which can stir the heart and stimulate the mind in the way London can. Through its harmonious blend of history and modernity, its bustling shopping streets, world famous cultural and architectural landmarks, its extraordinarily diverse population and its enviable position on the brink of continental Europe, London is unparalleled in so many ways.

The CAPA London Program is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of this truly remarkable global city. Whilst studying with CAPA, you will be expected to "become a Londoner." Rather than being on the outside looking in, the CAPA London team actively encourages students to engage with the local culture and form connections with London in ways that tourists cannot do. The MyEducation initiative is probably the single greatest component of the CAPA London experience. It encourages students to analyse and explore London through the wide selection of suggested activities, events, lectures and self-directed tours. Students are able to attain an understanding of how real Londoners think and feel and open themselves up to a more enriching experience by taking full advantage of MyEducation.

A distinctive feature of the exciting and engaging academic life at CAPA London is the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Courses such as Analyzing and Exploring the Global City; Islam, Politics & Britain; and Post-War British Popular Culture take students to various locations around the city to compliment and reinforce the learning that takes place inside the classroom. By having the opportunity to engage with the city in this way, students are empowered to develop their analytical skills.

As if this wasn’t reason enough to come and study here, CAPA is also one of the largest internship providers in London, offering internship placements in any field. From aviation to zoology and everything in between, students are able to take advantage of incredible and unique internship and service-learning opportunities, gaining invaluable professional experience whilst engaging with locals.

The CAPA London team recognizes that a city as diverse as London attracts a very diverse range of students. We care greatly about the experience of each student and will fully support you in pursuit of your personal, professional and academic goals.

We look forward to seeing and getting to know you soon.

Claire Kibblewhite

Resident Director, London
CAPA International Education

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London Program Location

Europe's largest and most cosmopolitan city, London has everything from the oldest to the most modern, from science to music, theater and art, from every corner of the globe.

The CAPA London Center is located in the Kensington district of West London, and has fully equipped classrooms, a newly added 50-person capacity black box theater called "The Street," and the recently remodeled ground floor which accommodates a new reception area, the student resource center, a computer lab and library, the "CAPAccino" student lounge, and faculty offices, all with wireless Internet access. The facilities are housed within two adjoining Victorian townhouses which have been refurbished. This location is well served by public transportation, including three Underground lines providing easy access to all parts of the city.

Students live within commuting distance of the center, either in homestays or in shared apartments.


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CAPA London CAPA hosts a number of activities each term to introduce students to the local culture. Through the MyEducation program, students are encouraged to go on walking tours of different parts of London, attend guest lectures on current events, visit a variety of museums, and join other students at theater nights and group dinners. CAPA also offers a workshop at the start of the term introducing them to the culture and history of London.

CAPA International Education has Highly Trusted Sponsor status and has been licensed by the UK Border Agency to sponsor international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Academics in London

Courses, Internships and Service-Learning - London is your classroom!

Click here to see our London courses. Course offerings are subject to change.

No matter your major, CAPA has the courses and internships to keep you on track while studying in London.
AdvertisingAnthropologyArt HistoryBusiness
CommunicationsEducationEconomicsFilm
FinanceGeographyHistoryInternational Relations
JournalismLiteratureMarketingPsychology
Political ScienceSociologyTheaterWomen's Studies

Internships are also available for students studying Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Healthcare / Pre-Med, Mathematics, and other majors.

Academic and Internship Credits
All CAPA students receive full credit for courses and internships completed. Each contextual course earns 3 credits. The internship option, including the Learning through Internships course, earns 3 credits or 6 credits during the semester, 4 credits during the Spring Quarter, and 3 credits in the summer. Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London earns 6 credits. All credits are semester credits and issued through the University of Minnesota CAPA School of Record Agreement. Quarter students should consult their home institution for conversion from semester to quarter credits.

CAPA London Classroom

Community-Based Service-Learning
Consider a community-based service-learning experience in lieu of an internship. Students on the CAPA London Program have the opportunity to enroll in a 6-credit course, Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London, that includes 10-15 hours of service-learning each week. Read more about community-based service learning.

Courses at London South Bank University (LSBU)
During the fall semester, students on the CAPA London Program can take up to two courses at London South Bank University (LSBU) in lieu of taking courses at CAPA. Course offerings include, but are not limited to Cultural Identities, Business Environment, Issues in Contemporary Sociology, and Media & Cultural Contexts.

Similar to other CAPA London courses, students opting to take an LSBU course will receive credit from the University of Minnesota. There options are ideal for serious students interested in experiencing the British university system. LSBU is a well-known Central London university approximately 45 minutes away from the CAPA London Study Center via tube.

 

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
LNDN ARTH 3312 / LNDN 3213 Art History
LNDN HIST 3310 / LNDN 3757 History, International Relations
LNDN COMM 3322 / LNDN 3531 Advertising, Communications, Marketing
LNDN URBS 3345 / LNDN 3613 Global Studies, Sociology, Geography, History
LNDN COMM 3320 / LNDN 3412 Communications
LNDN PSYC 3352 / LNDN 3536 Psychology
LNDN WNST 3353 / LNDN 3614 Political Science, Women's Studies
LNDN FILM 3311 / LNDN 3218 Film
LNDN SOCY 3349 / LNDN 3975 Sociology
LNDN ARTH 3313/LNDN 3320W Art History
LNDN LITR 3315/LNDN 3222 English, Literature
LNDN COMM 3321 / LNDN 3530 Communications
LNDN PSCI 3352 / LNDN 3432 International Relations, Political Science
LNDN ECON 3360 / LNDN 3753 Business, Economics, Finance
LNDN BUSN 3373 / LNDN 3733 Business, Economics, Finance
LNDN BUSN 3372 / LNDN 3752 Marketing, Business
LNDN PSCI 4450 / LNDN 3759 History, International Relations, Political Science
LNDN INTP 3347 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course
LNDN INTP 3348 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course
LNDN COLT 3312/LNDN 3219 English, Literature
LNDN THTR 3311 / THT 320 Theater
LNDN COLT 3311 / LNDN 3343 English
LNDN LITR 3312 / LNDN 3323 Literature
LNDN THTR 3310 / LNDN 3523 Theater
LNDN SOCY 3350 / LNDN 3333 International Relations, Sociology
LNDN THTR 3312/LNDN 3221W Theater, English
LNDN CWRT 3317 / LNDN 3217W Literature

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
LNDN ARTH 3312 / LNDN 3213 Art History
LNDN HIST 3310 / LNDN 3757 History, International Relations
LNDN COMM 3322 / LNDN 3531 Advertising, Communications, Marketing
LNDN URBS 3345 / LNDN 3613 Global Studies, Sociology, Geography, History
LNDN COMM 3320 / LNDN 3412 Communications
LNDN PSYC 3352 / LNDN 3536 Psychology
LNDN WNST 3353 / LNDN 3614 Political Science, Women's Studies
LNDN FILM 3311 / LNDN 3218 Film
LNDN SOCY 3349 / LNDN 3975 Sociology
LNDN ARTH 3313/LNDN 3320W Art History
LNDN LITR 3315/LNDN 3222 English, Literature
LNDN COMM 3321 / LNDN 3530 Communications
LNDN PSCI 3352 / LNDN 3432 International Relations, Political Science
LNDN ECON 3360 / LNDN 3753 Business, Economics, Finance
LNDN BUSN 3373 / LNDN 3733 Business, Economics, Finance
LNDN BUSN 3372 / LNDN 3752 Marketing, Business
LNDN PSCI 4450 / LNDN 3759 History, International Relations, Political Science
LNDN INTP 3347 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course
LNDN INTP 3348 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course
LNDN THTR 3311 / THT 320 Theater
LNDN COLT 3311 / LNDN 3343 English
LNDN LITR 3312 / LNDN 3323 Literature
LNDN THTR 3310 / LNDN 3523 Theater
LNDN CWRT 3310 \ LNDN CWRT 3310 English
LNDN SOCY 3350 / LNDN 3333 International Relations, Sociology
LNDN THTR 3312/LNDN 3221W Theater, English
LNDN CWRT 3317 / LNDN 3217W Literature

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
LNDN URBS 3345 / LNDN 3613 Global Studies, Sociology, Geography, History
LNDN PSYC 3352 / LNDN 3536 Psychology
LNDN PSCI 3352 / LNDN 3432 International Relations, Political Science
LNDN BUSN 3372 / LNDN 3752 Marketing, Business
LNDN INTP 3347 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
LNDN URBS 3345 / LNDN 3613 Global Studies, Sociology, Geography, History
LNDN COMM 3320 / LNDN 3412 Communications
LNDN PSYC 3352 / LNDN 3536 Psychology
LNDN PSCI 3352 / LNDN 3432 International Relations, Political Science
LNDN BUSN 3376/LNDN 3224 Business
LNDN BUSN 3372 / LNDN 3752 Marketing, Business
LNDN INTP 3347 / LNDN 3355 Internship Course
LNDN COLT 3311 / LNDN 3343 English
LNDN LITR 3312 / LNDN 3323 Literature
LNDN THTR 3310 / LNDN 3523 Theater
LNDN SOCY 3350 / LNDN 3333 International Relations, Sociology
LNDN CWRT 3317 / LNDN 3217W Literature
Common Questions about London Academics
Meet the London Faculty
Academic Management
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Fall Semester at London South Bank University

 

Students studying on the CAPA London Program during the fall semester have the option of augmenting their studies with classes at a British university.

During the fall semester, students on the CAPA London Program can take up to two courses at London South Bank University (LSBU) in lieu of taking courses at CAPA. This option is ideal for serious students interested in experiencing the British university system. LSBU is a well-known Central London university approximately 45 minutes away from the CAPA London Study Center via tube. Course offerings include, but are not limited to Cultural Identities, Business Environment, Issues in Contemporary Sociology, and Media & Cultural Contexts. Courses generally meet once a week.

Interested students should be aware that the British academic system differs from the US. Students generally find the grading system to be different, and the LSBU professors will expect students to undertake a good deal of independent study to complete their classes. To help prepare for the differences between the UK and US university systems, CAPA students taking LSBU courses will attend a special orientation before classes start.

LSBU’s fall classes run from late September until the middle of December, and exams are held in January. Most CAPA/LSBU courses will have final papers, but they may not be due until January. If a class has an exam component, students may need to take the exam once they return to their home campus. LSBU’s International Officer will help students make arrangements to complete their courses as necessary. Because of the academic calendar, grades for fall courses will be sent out in February. As with other CAPA courses, the University of Minnesota will grant credit.   

LSBU courses begin two weeks after CAPA courses. Therefore, students who register and decide to drop courses will need to enroll in another class at LSBU since CAPA’s add/drop period will be over.  LSBU does not have a fall break, and students will not be excused from missing class during the CAPA break week.  LSBU classes are scheduled Monday to Friday, and most meet once a week.

To take a class at LSBU, students need a minimum 2.75 GPA.  Some classes have additional pre-requisites and details are available with each course description below.

COURSE SYLLABI MAY BE EMAILED TO YOU OR YOUR ADVISOR UPON REQUEST. Please provide us with the course code and title.

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
LNDN BUSN 3371 Business, Economics
LNDN BUSN 3374 Business Systems
LNDN COMM 3323 Anthropology, Sociology
LNDN COMM 3325 Media Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Film Studies
LNDN SOCY 3351 Sociology, Social Policy, History, Criminology
LNDN WNST 3354 Sociology, Women's Studies
LNDN URBS 3353 Sociology
LNDN SOCY 3352 Sociology, Policy Studies
LNDN ARTA 3310 Arts Management, Event Planning, Public Relations, Hospitality, Media Studies
LNDN COMM 3324 Media Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Film Studies
LNDN PSYC 3353 Sports & Exercise Science, Psychology
LNDN CPSI 3390 Business, Computer Science, Business Systems
LNDN ECON 3361 Economics, Business
LNDN FILM 3312 Film Studies, Media Studies, Communication
LNDN BUSN 3375 Tourism, Hospitality
LNDN PSCI 3353 International Relations, Political Science, History, Economics
Common Questions about London LSBU Academics
Meet the London LSBU Faculty
Academic Management
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Internships in London

Internships in London

NBC London Intern Students studying in London can take advantage of CAPA's extensive network of internship sites, offering internship placements for any major. To learn about specific placements for your major, call a CAPA Student Admissions Counselor at 1-800-793-0334.

Internships are available in businesses of every kind, as well as non-profit and nongovernmental organizations. Our local staff visit each CAPA internship site, many of which are frequent recipients of CAPA interns. You are placed in sites within commuting distance of the center that best meet your individual interests, abilities, and academic background.

Starting an internship abroad with CAPA

Taking the first steps along the road to London could not be easier; you are simply required to complete an “Experiential Learning Application Form.” Within this application we will ask for your selected Internship placement interests, for some supporting documents (Resume, Cover Letter, etc.)  and pose some general questions to gain a better understanding of you as an individual. Guidance and direction throughout this process is readily available from CAPA ‘s professional and friendly staff.

Once CAPA’s Internship staff members receive your application, we will begin the “Placement Phase." Staff will review your application in great detail to understand your aspirations, abilities and experiences to date. We will identify existing and new internship sites that will provide you with a personalized, meaningful and appropriate internship experience in London. During this time (between 90 and 60 days prior to departure), you must apply for a special visa that will allow you to participate in an internship in London for an extra fee (over $500).

Prior to your arrival in to London, the internship team will provide you with a “Position Description” outlining the potential internship placement we have identified. This document will give you an insight in to the selected organisation, tasks and responsibilities and the many benefits you will receive from the internship experience.

Upon arrival in to London,you will participate in an interactive seminar to prepare you for your internship experience. Group orientation exercises are used to examine issues of culture and integration, and focused individual sessions examine site-specific information. All internships are contingent upon a successful interview with the internship-host organization, which will take place right after your arrival and orientation. A seminar on interview techniques is presented prior to the interview.

Internship students participate in a seminar series entitled Learning through Internships. Faculty act as internship mentors to ensure that you have academic guidance during your internships. You will write papers and reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during your program. You will produce a portfolio at the end of the internship that must meet clear academic criteria in order for you to attain credit for the internship.

CAPA internships provide lasting results

You are monitored throughout your internships to ensure that you are receiving appropriate training and guidance. At the end of each session, you will evaluate your experience. These evaluations are shared with your home campus. Participating in the London internship program will allow you to grow professionally and personally. So why wait? Take the first step of your journey towards one of the most diverse and exciting global cities in the world and start your application for the CAPA London Program today.



Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Service-Learning in London

Service-Learning in London
    
Students studying at the CAPA London Study Center during the fall and spring semester have the opportunity to enroll in a six-credit course, Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London, that includes 12-15 hours of service-learning each week. The course, with a sociological focus, will look at urban issues facing Londoners including multiculturalism, inequalities in social services ranging from education to healthcare, and welfare concerns. The course is coupled with group projects at community service organizations throughout London. Please note that Service Learning in London requires a visa for an extra cost (over $500).

Community-Based Service Experience and CAPA

Service-learning allows students studying abroad the opportunity to work on a project during the semester that benefits the community while developing an understanding of community issues. Unlike an internship, which builds on professional skills for future career growth, the main focus of a community-based experience is to fulfill the needs of the community. CAPA has developed its community-based program to give students the opportunity to engage with the community while having time in the classroom each week to reflect on their experience. Each week students will have a three-hour seminar that looks at a variety of urban and community issues. They will also work in groups of 2-4 students at their assigned community center on a semester-long project.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
MyEducation in London

What is MyEducation?

MyEducation offers intentionally defined pathways through the city: means of engaging with the urban environment in ways that are relevant to your studies and interests. The intention is to empower you to make specific connections between classroom theory and the outside world.

CAPA developed the MyEducation program to help you select cultural experiences that are relevant to your academic courses and personal learning goals abroad. Events, activities, and reflective sessions are identified and designed around significant themes such as Community and People, Government and Power, Landscape and Time, Diversity and Identity, and Arts and Culture. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well-rounded, and in-depth perspective on the global city where you are studying.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.
Some examples of MyEducation sessions offered in the past few months in London include:

  • Walking Tour and Curry in Brick Lane, London
  • Volunteering at a soup kitchen at the American Church of London
  • Tour of BBC Broadcasting House
  • Attending the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
  • This style of learning is a unique and valuable opportunity to make the most out of your time studying in another country.


Primrose and CamdenHow does it work?

Each CAPA staff presents a MyEducation Calendar to all students and faculty. The MyEducation calendar is designed for you by local staff and faculty to bring theory to life and offers a unique and valuable opportunity to make the most out of your time studying in another country.

MyEducation activities are either staff-led or self-directed. Every week, one item will be selected as the MyEducation Event of the Week, and further information will be given on this highlighted event in hand-outs and in a weekly email, delivered directly to your inbox!

Some CAPA professors integrate MyEducation activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about, and present your experiences. My Education is also an excellent mechanism to develop areas of interest that may be extended into an application for the CAPA Record of Achievement

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
London Dates, Prices, & Inclusions

CAPA delivers academic excellence along with a complete cultural experience at an affordable price. The CAPA London Program includes the following:London Tower Bridge

Tuition
Semester programs earn 12 to 18 credits (maximum of 6 credits for an internship); Summer session earns 6 credits (maximum of 3 credits for an internship). Students on the quarter program will generally receive 12-13 semester credits (4 credits for the internship and 3 credits per course). Credit for all programs is issued by the University of Minnesota, our School of Record in London. Please note that some theater courses carry a course augmentation fee to attend live performances. These fees are noted in the the course descriptions in the Academics tab.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Experiential Learning (Internships and Service-Learning)
Optional experiential learning opportunities are included in the program fee. In the summer and semesters, 3-6 credit internships are available for all students in any major field of study for 15-20 hours per week, alongside a course. During the fall and spring semesters, students have the option to participate in a 6 credit-hour service-learning course, that includes 12-15 hours per week of field experience. Please note that Internships and Service-Learning in London require a visa for an extra cost (over $500).

Housing and Meals
Students on semester and summer programs live within commuting distance of the CAPA London Center in homestays or shared apartments. Students on the spring quarter program will live in shared studio residences or homestays.

Local Transportation
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Underground (subway), buses, and trains for all students staying in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for homestay students.

Excursions
A half-day panoramic coach tour of London and a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Students will also have a full day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle.

Student Union MembershipsOlympics
Access to the Imperial College Student Union  (not included in summer) and International Students House.

Student Events
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.

MyEducation London
MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences, turning London into your classroom.

Insurance
All CAPA students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24 hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.

Common Questions about London Dates & Pricing
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Next Steps

Whether you have questions or are ready to start an application, the CAPA Admissions Team is ready to help! 

Submit your inquiry here or give us a call at 1-800-793-0334. Our Student Advisors can help answer any questions you have on our programs, explain the application process, and help you start preparing for an exciting study abroad experience. 

Student Advisor:

  Jim Parsons     

Once you start an application, you will be introduced to a Student Admissions Counselor who will work with you throughout this process by tracking your application and ensuring you meet all deadlines. 

CAPA’s online enrollment is easy-to-use and available to students applying directly through CAPA. However, if your home institution has a customized CAPA program, please enroll through your study abroad office.

Student Admissions Counselors:

Kristin Vaccaro     Nicole Couturiaux

Here are the steps for submitting your application:

  1. Fill out your online application 
  2. Send CAPA the additional paper work to complete your application (see the application instructions) 
  3. Once CAPA has received your full application, you will hear about your acceptance within 48 hours
  4. If you are accepted, you will receive instructions about how to secure your space on the program

If you intend to do an internship abroad, check out these resources on writing a resume (CV) and cover letter or visit your school's Career Services Office.

The CAPA Admissions Team will walk you through how to personalize your CAPA program starting from the initial stages of filling out your application, advise you on how to apply for scholarships to help fund your experience, and provide information to help you budget for your program fees and personal expenses while abroad. CAPA is here to help every step of the way!

To learn more from students who have attended a CAPA program, visit the CAPA Ambassador and testimonials sections.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Meet the London Staff

 

  

 Academic Management

 

  

Dr. Kristin Dean
Associate Director of Academic Affairs

As a part of the Academic Management Team, I have the privilege of overseeing the administration of CAPA London’s curriculum and supporting our local faculty. I earned my Ph.D. in Art History at Penn State, and hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). I have been serving higher-education institutions in the US for the past 11 years, and consider myself lucky to now work with American students coming to England for a semester of study abroad. I moved to London in 2011 after having lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

   
  

Dr. Anthony Gristwood
Faculty Chair; Principal Lecturer and Course Co-Coordinator, The Global City

I am involved in the design and delivery of the academic curriculum, especially field studies and service-learning, and work with our Academic Directors and Faculty on CAPA’s Global Cities courses worldwide.  I also co-ordinate and teach Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London, and Contemporary Issues Through Service-Learning here in London.  I received an MA, PGCE and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Cambridge; my teaching and research interests include contemporary urban studies, especially London and other global cities, as well as politics, identity and culture in modern Europe, particularly Spain, where I did much of my PhD research.  I’ve worked in the field of international education for more than twelve years, most recently here at CAPA since 2009.  I was born and raised in Brighton, at the British seaside.  Now I am a Londoner, I continue to be fascinated by this rapidly-changing, cosmopolitan city and enjoy sharing my enthusiasms with students! 

   
 

Dr. Michael Punter
Director of Theatre Education

My name is Michael Punter and I am Director of Theatre Education in London. I have the great pleasure of overseeing theatre courses including Modern Acting, Theatricality, Shakespeare in London and Playwriting. I studied English and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick, gained my Master's in Renaissance Literature and Drama at the University of Sussex and my PhD in Victorian Theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London. I'm also a playwright, and I have worked at the UK's National Theatre and the RSC. My plays have been produced by Hampstead Theatre, Paines Plough, Birmingham Rep and the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, amongst others. I have also worked for BBC Radio Drama. Several of my works have been published, including The Wolves (Faber and Faber) and Darker Shores (Methuen). I look forward to welcoming you to London!

   
    

Amy Connolly
Academic Coordinator

As Academic Coordinator, my role at CAPA is to provide academic support to students and faculty. I am also in charge of all the fun events that make up My Education. I was born and raised in Liverpool (home of The Beatles) which is in the North of England.  I wanted to experience the arts scene of London so I moved here in January 2012 and found a home at CAPA! I enjoy working with students, helping them discover London and relating it to their studies. Before CAPA, I completed my MA in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and have worked in arts administration and as a photographer. I absolutely love exploring London; my favourite past time is finding the weirdest and strangest museums and art exhibitions – and I’ve found some good ones!

   
  Capucine Mabika
Academic Coordinator
As Academic Coordinator at CAPA London Center,  I provide academic support to students and faculty members. I am primarily responsible for booking all field studies trips to various London attractions. I was born in Lille, France and studied abroad for seven years in Lugano, Switzerland (the Italian part). I then moved to the States and completed my  BS in Sport Management and earned an MBA  with a concentration in Human Resources Management at Liberty University in Virginia. I moved to London to build my career in a field that combines my passions for both education and multiculturalism. I find my satisfaction in inspiring students by increasing their global cultural awareness whilst helping them shape their personal career goals. I absolutely love travelling, (already visited 30 countries) taking dance classes, playing basketball and snowboarding. I look forward to welcoming you to CAPA!
   
  

Student Affairs and Program Services

 

  

Claire Kibblewhite
Resident Director

I have recently joined CAPA as the Resident Director for London... though I was involved with CAPA in its inception 20 years ago!  During this long hiatus from CAPA, I took time off to raise my three children and returned to study abroad in London 10+ years ago, finally rejoining CAPA in November 2012. I am so excited to get to know the students, visiting faculty and colleagues at CAPA London, and share my knowledge and experience with them. I love to see how students grow and change during their time abroad, and to be a part of that evolution however I can.  As a native Londoner, I believe that London offers cultural immersion at different levels, from the top ten ‘must see’ tourist spots to the hidden gems that provide no less of an education.

   
Meghan Lobdell London 

Meghan Lobdell
Program Services Coordinator

As Program Services Coordinator, I arrange all program inclusions and ensure that our students and visiting faculty get the full “CAPA experience” from the time they step off the plane in London. Originally from Connecticut, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in English, History and Journalism from the University of Delaware, and after a few years working for an international charity, took a “hiatus” to backpack through Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. I moved to the UK and completed my MA degree in Culture Studies & Media at King’s College London, before joining the CAPA team in 2010. I am a life-long dancer, enjoy movies, books and theatre, and also love bikram yoga and running. While most CAPA staff live in Southwest London, I have always lived in a “NW postcode”, so enjoy showing our students a different part of town - particularly taking them to the top of beautiful Primrose Hill and through the “artsy chaos” of the Camden Markets, or exploring the literary history of Hampstead and getting lost in the rustic paths of the Heath!

   
 

Sebastian Tull
London Centre Coordinator

I grew up in East Sussex, in a town fairly close to Brighton (a city I highly recommend exploring, after London of course!). I then studied Business with Marketing at the University of Hertfordshire and during my degree I went on an exchange year in Melbourne, Australia. I loved the experience so much, that I have developed a real passion for working in student exchange and international education, due to the amazing experiences and personal development it provides for students. As well as being an avid traveler, I have been playing drums, bass guitar and electric guitar in various bands since I was 12 and I regularly gig in London. I am also very interested in art and visit the Tate Modern regularly. I am also very fond of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

   
  

Ciaran Reidy
Student Affairs Assistant

I am a Student Affairs Assistant, and look forward to helping students make the most out of their time in London. I am from Westchester, New York (right outside NYC) and graduated from CUNY Hunter College with a BA in Political Science. When I first arrived to London in January as a CAPA student I instantly fell in love with it! Every day I am captivated by it’s endless variety. One of my favorite things to do is to have a peaceful stroll through Holland Park before exploring the V&A museum. I also love all the incredible theatre and live music throughout the city. I’m looking forward to helping share all London has to offer!

   
  

Jo Salisbury
Student Affairs Assistant

I work on the front desk at the CAPA London centre as Student Affairs Assistant. I am originally from Essex (East London). I was very fortunate to grow up so close to London as I spent many days exploring London with family or friends discovering all the great things the city has to offer and I love being able to share my knowledge and passion of London with the students. I also love travelling and meeting people from all walks of life. While I was studying for my degree I spent a few summers in America where I worked in a theme park in Chicago and a summer camp in Michigan. Since then I have also volunteered in South America and worked in Australia. My first experience of independent travel was to America so I know how daunting it can be but also how rewarding and life changing it can be.

 

   
 

Charlie Band
Student and Programs Services Coordinator

I grew up in Oxford (a great place to live and somewhere I hope you’ll all visit!) and moved to London after completing a degree in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television. I initially worked for CAPA in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed working as a Student Services Assistant but took a break to go and explore South East Asia and work in Australia, where I swam with a 6 metro crocodile! Now back, I am delighted to be back at CAPA as Program and Student Services Coordinator and am always excited to share my London knowledge with students and help make their semester a wonderful, exciting experience. On top of my love for travel, my interests lie in theatre, film, music and socializing and living in Brixton means that my free time is always filled with friends and lots of fun. I love to explore new things in the city and my favourite thing to do is scour a bargain in the many markets or going to see some live comedy or music gig.

   
  

Sally Harrild
Student Affairs Coordinator

I am a lifelong North Londoner and have only really left the city for my undergraduate degree in Southampton and then to teach English in Japan for two years.  I think I left a little bit of my heart in the land of the rising sun, but London will always be my true home.  I feel like I’m at the centre of the universe when I’m wandering the city, eating fantastic food from around the world and popping into galleries and museums along the way!  I have a geeky fascination with the history of the London Underground, and also love modern literature, which I’m studying a master's in at UCL. I can’t wait to share my passion for the most exhilarating city in the world!

  

Internships and Service Learning

 

  

Craig Kench
Director of International Internships

I am the Director of International Internships. Originally from Gibraltar, I was raised in England and then spent ten years studying and working in the US. In my past life, I was a professional footballer (that’s soccer to you Americans!) in the US; whilst living there, I also got my MA degree in Education. Giving students the opportunity to excel through their CAPA study abroad experience is a wonderful feeling.  To see each individual grow in confidence, uncover new abilities and become a more global citizen is truly rewarding.

   
 Emily Davies London Internship 

Emily Davies
London Internships Placement Manager

I work in the internships team at CAPA London and relish the challenge of seeking out new opportunities for our students, trying to match up each individual with an opportunity that helps them to develop their professional skills and experiences and attain the goals they hope to achieve during their time here. I also love that it gives me the chance to make contacts across so many different industries and be a bit nosy about where other people work! I studied American Studies at the University of Nottingham, during which time I spent one year enrolled at SUNY Albany and spent my weekends discovering the delights of the East coast of America.  After graduating, I lived and worked in various cities around the UK until London’s bright lights could no longer be resisted and I moved here in 2009. When I’m not at the office I play music, and my favourite place to play is just down the road at a small club called The Troubadour, whose stage played host to the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beatles and even Jimi Hendrix back in the 70’s!

   
  

Anna Shoemaker
Internships Coordinator

I am an Internships Coordinator at the CAPA London Center.  I am originally from Buffalo, New York where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University at Buffalo.  I spent my last semester studying in London with CAPA and working as a theater intern.  I then completed my MA degree in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths College in London.  My experiences studying and working in London were truly life changing and I love being able to facilitate similar experiences for our students.  I’m always discovering new things I love about London.  One of my favourite things to do in London is explore the different markets.  Borough Market and the lesser known Maltby Street Market are two favourites of mine.  I also love the amount of Theatre and live music London has to offer.

   
 

Marion  Aller
Internships Coordinator

I am an Internship Coordinator at CAPA London. I am originally from France where I studied Psychology and Management and later worked  as Employment Advisor and Recruiter. I have been living in London since 2011 and have experience working for an organisation that  facilitates internship placements for European students. I love being able to help students taking their first steps in the professional world, and being there for guidance if they need any. At the moment I couldn’t imagine myself living anywhere else than London. This city has too many things to offer and to discover! I consider myself very lucky to be in this beautiful city, and I hope all CAPA students gets to share that feeling during their study abroad program. One of my favourite things to do here in London is to walk alongside the Southbank or visit the Columbia Road market and Brick Lane on a Sunday afternoon. I also enjoy going to arts exhibitions, theatre, and I am a big cinema fan!

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What Students say about CAPA
“The CAPA London My Education program provided more cultural experiences than could ever have been offered in a classroom. If it were not for CAPA’s desire for students to experience, through My Education programs, the fullest cultural experience they could, my time studying abroad in London would have not been complete.”
Caitlin Harley, Ursinus College London Student, Spring 2011
“My Education is a great program offered through CAPA. It helped enhance my classroom learning by introducing me to some of the great culture London had to offer that I had learned about in class. It was a great way to explore the city while learning more and meeting some great people within the CAPA program.”
Brooke Fine, Michigan State University London Student, Spring 2011
Studying with in London with CAPA was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I gained a worldly prospective that I could have never even dreamed of by living in America my entire life. Thank you CAPA for showing all the students from summer session 2012 an amazingly fun and life expanding time.
Sarah Goshen, , Radford University London Student, Summer 2012
“In the beginning of my fall semester when I was planning and scheduling for studying abroad in London, I thought to myself ‘how would I ever find time to experience and absorb the English culture and history with a full fifteen credit course semester and internship workload?’ The transition while studying abroad in London has been smooth because of the beneficial and helpful CAPA My Education Program. The events that I have attended have made me realize that London holds its originality of a fast paced life, but is indeed a diverse, multicultural, historic and globalized city. It has made a lasting impact on my life, and I have had some experience what it means to be a Londoner."
Michael Kolisz, Rider University London Student, Fall 2010
CAPA was a great resource to help me figure out where to go and what to do in London. The staff was extremely helpful in providing useful tips and information.
Alaina McLemore, Southern Methodist University London Student, Summer 2012
"I studied abroad with the CAPA in London program in the Spring of 2011 and had a phenomenal experience! I am a Finance major but was able to take classes that ranged from 20th Century Art History to British Pop Culture and International Economics. I was fortunate enough to travel to other countries, and the CAPA staff was so helpful with recommendations and preparations for my trips. When you head to London you have to ride a bike through Hyde Park, stroll down Portobello Market on a Saturday morning, and enjoy high tea at Kensington Palace!"
Devon Langston, University of Pittsburgh London Student, Spring 2011
"My Education gave me great ideas for different things to do on the weekends and it kept me informed on events occurring around London. I went to curry night at Brick Lane and it was wonderful! I tried food that I probably wouldn't have tried on my own and I ended up loving it and experimenting with other foods!”
Amy Buffomante, University at Buffalo London Student, Spring 2010
CAPA is one of the most informational and eventful abroad programs I've heard about. Having been on multiple abroad programs I can say with confidence that CAPA is definitely my favorite and one of the best out there.
Sunil Patel, Northeastern University London Student, Summer 2012
This was an amazing program. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The CAPA staff was always there to help, with whatever you might need. CAPA made my stay in London very enjoyable. CAPA is awesome, they really know what they are doing!
Jacqueline Paton, Lebanon Valley College London Student, Summer 2012
CAPA has a friendly, knowledgeable staff that is eager to help create the best study abroad experience possible! CAPA has good connections to set up very valuable internships.
Amanda Sachdeva, University of Kansas London Student, Summer 2012