My Global City

Our proven immersion program combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences, turning the global city into a classroom.

Study abroad offers students a wide spectrum of opportunities for learning about their new city. Our My Global City program arms students with an intentionally defined and guided approach for ways to explore their new urban environments. Our goal is to give students access to unique and valuable opportunities that help them make the most out of their experience.

Plus, CAPA offers virtual My Global City events for all students taking online courses and remote internships.

The My Global City calendar includes fun and engaging social events and cultural activities with opportunities for reflection with the staff leader or professional walking tour guide, or through reflective questions on self-guided explorations. Activities are chosen based on their relevance to our Student Learning and Development Outcomes: Globalization, Urban Environments, Social Dynamics, Diversity, and Personal and Professional Development. Students can personalize their engagement with their city by selecting activities that speak directly to them and their way of learning.

Examples of My Global City events our students participate in include:

  • London: Participating in a walking tour of the diverse Brick Lane neighborhood followed by a curry dinner.
  • Florence: Walking through the secret rooms of the Medici family at Palazzo Vecchio, now Florence’s town hall.
  • Sydney: Attending TropFest, the world’s largest short film festival and one of Australia’s most prestigious and most iconic cultural events.
  • Dublin: Visiting the National Museum of Ireland to explore an amazing collection of artifacts dating back to 7,000 B.C.
  • Shanghai: Exploring the Old French Concession, once governed by France, an adventure in architecture full of shops and restaurants.
  • Buenos Aires: Taking dance lessons and watching world-renowned tango artists at the World Tango Festival.

The activities may be led by CAPA staff or a professional guide, while others are self-directed with background information and reflective questions provided. Activities range from free to low-cost.