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CAPA is here to help you every step of the way! This section contains useful information to help guide you through the application process. We will walk you through how to personalize your CAPA program starting from the initial stages of filling out your application. In addition you will find helpful information to help you budget for your program fees and personal expenses while abroad as well as opportunities to apply for scholarships to help fund your experience. To learn more directly from students who have attended a CAPA program, visit the CAPA Ambassador and testimonials sections. The CAPA student Admissions team is also always ready to speak with you and answer all of your questions by calling 1-800-793-0334.

Personalize Your Experience

It is safe to say that no two students are exactly alike. We therefore believe that no two learning abroad experiences should be the same either.

Through CAPA’s Global Cities programs and embedded My Global Education activities, our approach to international study is unique in the industry and personalized to suit your needs. This means each student is empowered to make experiential choices that resonate with their personal interests and aspirations. For example, do you want to live in an apartment or reside in a homestay? Do you want to participate in an internship or service-learning project or do you want to only take courses? When studying with CAPA, you are able to make choices to build a program that caters to your goals.

We give you the tools to take control of your study abroad program, helping you meet all of your personal and academic goals along the way.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Application Process

CAPA’s online enrollment is easy-to-use and paper free! However, only students applying directly through CAPA and not through your home institution should apply online. CAPA students having fun on a night tour posing, with the beautiful Sydney Opera House behind themIf your institution has a customized CAPA program, please enroll in your program through your study abroad office.

We are delighted you have decided to go abroad with CAPA! Your Admissions Advisor  is here to help you every step of the way to ensure the application process is efficient and as smooth as possible.

Here are the steps for submitting your application:

1. Fill out your online application by clicking on the Apply Now tab (CAPA's admissions criteria are also listed there)
2. Send CAPA the additional paper work to complete your application listed as follows:

  • Official University Transcript 
  • Program Authorization Form
  • Professor Recommendation Form
  • $95 Application Fee Online

Students participating in an unpaid internship as part of the Global Internship Program must also complete the internship application and provide these additional materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Police Background Check
  • 2 Letters of Reference (One Professional and One Academic)

3. Once CAPA has submitted 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 and need help with your cover letter or resume (CV), please visit your Career Services Office or click on these helpful guides to writing a resume and cover letter. You can also review CAPA’s guide to asking for Reference letters.

CAPA is here to help every step of the way! Please give us a call today if you have any questions! 1.800.793.0334

 

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.

Non - Financial Aid Students:

All participants who are not relying on financial aid to pay their program fees must provide full payment by check at least 70 days prior to the start of the program.

Financial Aid Students:

If the student is relying on financial aid to help cover the costs of their program, they must first send in a completed financial aid disbursement form noting all grants and loans that will be awarded for the term they are traveling abroad as well as a check for 30% of the program costs.  The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to the start of the program.

Cancellation Penalties:

More than 70 days prior to departure $300 (non-refundable program deposit)

46 to 69 days prior to departure 25% of the program fee and $300

22 to 45 days prior to departure 50% of the program fee and $300

21 days or fewer prior to departure 100% cancellation penalty

 

  *Please note that students participating in an internship or service learning program will be charged a cancellation fee of $500 if they no longer wish to participate in the internship or withdraw from the full program less than 70 days prior to the start of the program*.  For internship students who withdraw from the program completely, the $500 cancellation penalty replaces the $300 fee outlined in the cancellation schedule listed above. For those students who withdraw from an internship/service learning placement but remain enrolled in the academic program, the cancellation fee is $500.

 

 

* CAPA is testing a priority CAS service for any London student requiring a tier 4 visa for any students who have paid their program deposit of $300 by 90 days prior to departure. CAPA will contact each student applying by 90 days to inquire whether they would like to take advantage of the priority service. If they do, they will pay an additional fee of $200 directly to CAPA.  CAPA will then issue these priority students with CASs between 80 and 75 days prior to the start of the program. If a student then cancels more than 70 days before the start of the program, CAPA will keep the non-refundable deposit of $300 along with the priority CAS fee of $200 for a total cancellation fee of $500. If the student is still enrolled in the internship/service learning as of 70 days prior to the start of the program, this fee will be applied to the program fees.  As noted above, all students enrolled as interns/service learners are still subject to the $500 cancellation fee should they no longer choose to participate in an internship/service learning placement.   Please note that if there are cancellations at a number that could raise concerns with UK Visas & Immigration, this priority service will need to be suspended to ensure our sponsor license is not put at risk. CAPA reserves the right to discontinue this policy at any time. 

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for you to pay for all or part of your program through your home institution. The following information details the most important facts about CAPA and your potential financial aid eligibility.

Navigating financial aid at your home institution can be a challenge. This page about the financial aid office can help you navigate the process.

Should you decide to apply for Financial Aid, you must complete a CAPA Financial Aid Disbursement Form and submit it to your Financial Aid Office immediately. We suggest that you submit this information to your Financial Aid office no later than 120 days prior to program departure. This will give your Financial Aid Officer time to process your request.

After your form is completed, you must return it to CAPA. You may mail, fax or send by email.It is your responsibility to return it to CAPA no later than 70 days prior to departure to be eligible for the deferred payment schedule.

MAIL TO:

CAPA
65 Franklin Street
Boston, MA, 02110

FAX:

(857) 207-3324

EMAIL:

Send to Lisa Gerbick, and write FA Form in the Subject line.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the CAPA program application form and send in your $300 deposit.
  • Set up an appointment to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor as soon as possible. They will advise what types of aid are available and what amount(s) you are eligible to receive.
  • Work with your Financial Aid Advisor/Officer to complete the Financial Aid Disbursement Form. You may also want to print out the specific program budget estimate found at the bottom of this page.
  • Return the completed form to CAPA no later than 70-days prior to departure along with your 30% payment. Failure to send both by the deadline could result in your cancellation from the program.
  • 30% of the Program Fee is due at 70 days prior to departure even if your are waiting for Financial Aid to be disbursed. You will be assessed a $100 late fee and are subject to being cancelled from the program if you do not submit this amount.

1098-T Forms

CAPA The Global Education Network is not considered an eligible higher education institution under the Department of Education and therefore does not issue 1098-T forms. The student’s home institution should be issuing the 1098-T form, especially if the home institution bills the program fees to the student’s institutional account. If the student pays CAPA directly, there is no guarantee that the student will be able to use the educational costs of the program to file for the Education Tax Credits, since CAPA does not report these costs to the IRS as eligible tuition costs. We are happy to provide students who paid CAPA directly and would like to consult a professional tax advisor, with a copy of their account statement showing their accounts paid in full.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
CAPA Scholarships and Grants

The following scholarships and grants are available for students participating in the CAPA-Led Programs to Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, or Sydney.  These scholarships are not for students participating in non-CAPA programs to these destinations.

To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying for a CAPA program. A separate scholarship application and documentation may also be required by the deadline listed. See each individual section for more details on the application process.

 

CAPA NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

CAPA offers need-based scholarships ranging from $500-5,000. The amount is determined by the Financial Assessment Form, which is a required piece of the application and is due by the scholarship deadline. 
There are 2 pieces to this scholarship application and both must be completed by the application deadline:
  1. Online personal essay questions
  2. Financial Assessment Form - must be filled out by your home institution's financial aid office (please allow 1-2 weeks for processing)
Fall 2016: Deadline passed on May 15, 2016. Award decisions will be announced in early June. 
Spring 2017: Deadline passed on October 17, 2016. Award decisions will be announced in early November. Late applications will not be accepted.
Summer 2017: February 9, 2017
 
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CAPA-AFFILIATE GRANTS

Over 200 colleges and universities are affiliated with CAPA. Affiliation provides access to a special affiliate grant. if you are from an affiliate institution you automatically receive $300 grants for Summer Programs, $400 for Quarter Programs and $600 grants for Semester Programs. This will be deducted from your program invoice. If you wish to know if your institution is an affiliate, please contact a CAPA Admissions Advisor at 800.793.0334.

 

STUDY AGAIN WITH CAPA

If you studied abroad on a regular or customized CAPA program, you will automatically receive a $600 scholarship to study abroad again on a regular CAPA semester program, or a $300 scholarship toward a regular CAPA summer program. Students studying on another custom program are not eligible, and Affiliate students will not receive the Regular Affiliate Grant in addition to the Study Again with CAPA Scholarship. The scholarship and program application materials must be completed by the regular program deadlines (no extensions).

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FUND

CAPA is committed to facilitating a learning abroad experience for students with disabilities.  We encourage the disclosure of disability and use a collaborative team approach that involves our support staff both stateside and abroad, the student's study abroad advisor and disability resources coordinator, and of course the student, to determine the best means of accommodation.  While some accommodations are cost-free, we recognize that additional expenses may be incurred. In an effort to defray such expenses, we have established the Accommodation Fund.  We wish you a successful, exciting, and enriching time abroad and we are happy to support you in any way possible.

Grant Application Process: 

  • Email to Anne McDonnell, Director of Pre-Departure Services, to request an accommodations form outlining your needs.
  • An anticipated additional cost sheet. Please work both with the Pre-Departure Services team, who will liaise with onsite personnel, as well as your College or University Study Abroad Office to assess potential additional costs that may arise. These can be estimates based on average costs advised by onsite personnel.
  • Permission to contact your College or University’s Office of Disability Services as well as (if applicable) State Vocational Rehabilitation Program Coordinator from whom you receive support.

CAPA will review the grant proposal and determine award amounts based on the information provided. CAPA will try to meet the financial needs of the student as they are outlined to whatever degree possible, but some awards may not completely match the amount listed by the student pending the number of grant proposals we receive.

In instances where the grant funds will cover anticipated costs overseas, the grant fund will be managed by the onsite staff and distributed as needed/requested. If the proposed costs pertain to aspects of the program prior to departure, CAPA will make direct payments on the student’s behalf to the designated payee.

 

NATIONAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to CAPA Scholarships, there are many other national scholarship competitions you can apply for to receive extra funding. Many of these scholarships require you to apply a year in advance, so definitely do your homework ahead of time. Please visit each individual link below to learn more about eligibility, deadlines and how to apply:

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

Critical Language Scholarship (for China)

Diversity Network Travel Scholarship

Foundation for Global Scholars

NSEP-Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Phi Kappa Phi

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Sarah's Wish Foundation

 

BLOG AND VLOG GRANTS

Are you an avid writer and photographer or a natural with a video camera? Why not apply for a blog or vlog grant for your semester or summer abroad with CAPA The Global Education Network? 

Every term, CAPA recruits official bloggers and vloggers to record their experience abroad through a weekly submission to the CAPA World blog (capaworld.capa.org). In exchange, you’ll receive a $600 grant at the end of the semester or $300 at the end of the summer term. Additionally you’ll have access to a $300 semester or $150 summer “explorer fund” to help you generate content for the blog while you’re abroad. Your contributions will be shared through our social media platforms.

Availability: 

The grants and explorer funds for bloggers and vloggers are available to incoming students each term and are subject to annual review.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a CAPA blog or vlog grant, you must:

  • have been accepted to study abroad on a CAPA program the coming term that is 6+ weeks during the summer or 10+ weeks during the semester
  • submit the application form and sample blog/vlog entry as detailed below
  • not mandatory: if you have previous history as a blogger or vlogger, you may submit a copy of your blog / vlog to the grant committee to show examples of your work. This may be submitted on the application where it says "URL of your current blog or vlog".

Guidelines:

As a grant recipient, you must commit to writing one blog post or recording one vlog per week to set deadlines during your term abroad. Missing these deadlines may result in deductions from your grant amount. The blog or vlog contributions will begin in the “preparation stage” the week before you leave home. A list of suggested blog/vlog topics will be available to trigger your creativity but you are encouraged to submit your own ideas as well. Blog posts should be between 400 – 1,000 words. Vlog entries should be 1 - 2 minutes long. Blog/vlog content must be appropriate in nature and avoid showing or writing about topics that breach CAPA’s student code of conduct

Distribution of Grant and Explorer Fund:

You will receive the first half of your grant in the form of a check sent to your US address before you begin blogging or vlogging. The explorer fund will be distributed by your resident director when you arrive in your host city. Once you have completed your full responsibilities as an official blogger or vlogger, you will receive the final grant installment in the form of a check sent to your US address. If you fail to complete your responsibilities as an official blogger or vlogger, you will forfeit the second half of your grant amount.

Use of Explorer Fund:
The use of the explorer fund is strictly intended to further the content of your blog/vlog. For example: ticket entry to events or venues such as museums or galleries that you may not otherwise have experienced that are then posted about on the blog or recorded for the vlog, dinner at a restaurant that you want to review, or in any way that you feel will be beneficial to your contribution as a blogger/vlogger. 

Disclaimer:

This grant could potentially be taxable. Speak to your consultant for advice. 

 

 

 

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
Academic Rigor and Integrity

Everything at CAPA is designed with the intent to further your understanding of the city in which you are learning and living.


This is done both through the intentional design of the curriculum to use the city as a text and through the co-curricular activities that get you out of the classroom. We know that while studying abroad you will want every opportunity to engage with the local culture and learn, so we have designed our curriculum to focus on helping you best take in the city you are calling home. One of these courses is called CAPA’s Global Cities. It is designed to encourage students to engage in a critical analysis of the development of the city they are living in and learning about. Moreover, many of our MyEducation activities and events are designed with our courses in mind. We have found that this is an effective way for you to learn about the culture in your own way. Whether this knowledge is imparted by a special lecture, a tour of a museum, or guided walking tour of diverse neighborhoods, you get to choose how to best enhance your learning experience abroad.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact an Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334.
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“Going to China was one of the best decisions in my life, especially deciding to go with CAPA. Even if I had gone there for a year without going through CAPA, I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much. With the CAPA MyEducation weekly visits I was able to visit so many sites. We were constantly on the go and I obtained so much from the classes, site seeing, internship, along with the help of Colin Speakman, our CAPA director. It is something anyone would have to experience in person to believe.”
Sachelle Taylor, Chatham University Beijing Student, Summer 2011
"My experience studying abroad with CAPA's internship in Beijing program was beneficial to me in ways I cannot even name. CAPA's personnel provided me with the preparation that I needed to succeed in a foreign land. The internship available to me was not only challenging, but also fun. Working in Beijing for the summer exposed me to insights on international business I wouldn't have been able to obtain elsewhere."
Nhat Duong, University of Pittsburgh Beijing Student, Summer 2010
One of my favorite things about living in Buenos Aires is getting to experience each of the different barrios (neighborhoods) in the city. Every day I always end up passing through several barrios either on my way to school, running errands or out with friends. I love each section of the city because each one is so incredibly alive and has its own unique sights and sounds to offer.
Catherine Brooks, D'Youville College, Fall 2012
“MyEducation provided me with opportunities to take advantage of my experience abroad. I was able to do things that were exciting, cheap, and fun. This program is an excellent resource that helps you really discover yourself and the city you're studying in.”
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“Life takes us on journeys; some are easily forgotten others are remembered for a lifetime. My journey in Sydney, Australia, was indeed a lifetime experience that cannot be put into words. I made long lasting friends and built professional network internationally. Sydney is one of those places where not many people get the chance to go to, but thanks to CAPA I was lucky enough to be in Sydney. Everything I learned there has changed my life both personally and professionally. Studying abroad gives you a different principle on life.”
Comfort Mensah, SUNY Oswego Sydney Student, Summer 2011

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Apply for a CAPA Program

Thank you for your interest in CAPA The Global Education Network. To apply for a CAPA program, you must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • It is strongly recommended that you are the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester sophomore.
  • Return the completed form to CAPA no later than 70-days prior to departure along with your 30% payment. Failure to send both by the deadline could result in your cancellation from the program.
  • You must be in good standing with your home institution and will be required to present two recommendations with your application.

To begin your application, please click on the program session below. Do not hesitate to contact a Student Admissions Advisor at 800-793-0334 with any questions about the application process.

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