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Global Cities


Go Beyond!

Apply by December 15 and save $300 off of your program fee!

London is a vibrant, exciting, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 270 nationalities living here, London is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world - there is no “typical Londoner.” You can enjoy cuisine from pretty much any corner of the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.

This six-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which London has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6 credits.

May 22, 2019
thru July 6, 2019
Program Fee: $8,995
Application Deadline March 1, 2019

The London Experience

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Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan London with our My Global City events: Tour Camden, enjoy the food on Brick Lane or visit The Globe.

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Live like a Londoner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay, all within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center.

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Choose from a range of program options -Spring, Fall, Summer and short-term, theater, business, the arts, etc. with courses covering just about any major.

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During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience, not to mention your resume!

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When I explored London for the first time, I instantly knew that it was the place for me. I matured so much and learned so much about myself that it made all the effort worthwhile. I can safely say that it was the best semester of my college life.

Jorge Galvez

Clark University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 6-9 credits during the summer term (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota. Note: some theater courses carry an additional fee to attend live performances.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day) during the summer program, or in shared apartments for both the summer and short-term programs, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
  • Local Transit PassA Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses for students living in apartments. Zones 1-3 is included for students in homestay.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include an arrival tea and a farewell ceremony. Other activities that you can select may include a theatre trip to see a play or musical, tickets to see a football or rugby game, or entrance to an iconic heritage site in London such as Kensington Palace or the Tower of London. Depending on the time of year, a trip to the ballet, opera, or a classical musical concert may also be available. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
  • InternshipParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills. Note: internships in London requires a visa.
  • My Global CityThese events may include touring multicultural Brixton, feasting on a curry dinner on Brick Lane, a Greenwich Riverboat and walking tour, or an Abbey Road Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.
  • ExcursionFull-day excursions to Stonehenge and Bath.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.


Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: London, Modernity, Empire, and Globalization  

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the modern development of one of the world's most significant global cities in comparative context. It examines London's changing identity as a world city, with a particular emphasis on comparing the city's imperial, postcolonial, and transatlantic connections and the ways in which past and present, local and global intertwine in the capital.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Child Development in a British Context  

This course investigates the aims and principles of developmental psychology as a scientific discipline, and describes the methods used to obtain knowledge about children and their development. Issues such as children's early attachments, the development of the self, the emergence of consciousness, and the role of play are examined, with an emphasis on the role of education and child care practices and policies in the UK in shaping children's development.



Contemporary British Film  

This course charts the development of British film during the period 1994-2012 through the critical study of key films, and examines the way that these films both emerge from and transform the earlier British cinema tradition.



European Government and Politics  

This interdisciplinary course examines the cultural, political, and economic factors that have shaped modern Europe and traces the history of Europe as a cultural and political idea. It also investigates the various processes that have made Europe such a distinctive, dynamic, and highly varied region and analyzes the historical roots of current tensions between - and within - the nation-states of Europe, such as ethnic nationalism and imperial competition.



Global Internship Workshop: London (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.



International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior  

Students will study how theories, research, and current issues in the field of organizational behavior apply in the context of the international workplace.



  • Globally Networked Learning
International Marketing  

This course will help you develop an understanding of the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. The course examines how global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication networks.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Post-War British Pop Culture  

This course will look at some key theories of popular culture, and include case studies of selected examples from the British Isles since 1945. The main aim will be to enable students to think independently about this topic. It will compare British and American experiences of popular culture, the differences, similarities and cross-influences.

This course is available both as a semester and a four-week summer intensive. Please note that the syllabus is for the full semester program. The syllabus for the four-week summer intensive is currently under development and will be available soon.



Shakespeare and London  

A selection of Shakespeare's plays (from his early, middle, and late periods) is explored to uncover his style and craft within the genres of comedy, history, and tragedy. Ultimately, students engage in Shakespeare's timelessness and learn to appreciate how vitally his ideas, themes, and concepts move from the concerns of his day to our own. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.



Theater in the City  

This course places students at the heart of the experience of theatre. Topics include the qualities, conditions, and boundaries of drama; audience engagement; philosophical issues raised by the theatrical experience; the origins of theatre; the changing roles of performers and spectators over time; and the theater's prospects in the 21st century. Students will pay $70 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.



Witchcraft and Magical Performance in London  

This course will chart the representation of the occult in the city from the Early Modern period to the present day. Focusing particularly on the performance and presentation of occult and magical phenomena and its reception by the general public and social elites during specific time periods, the course will offer students the opportunity to understand why magic has fascinated us and continues to do so. Students will pay $40 for this course upon arrival in London, which pays for theater tickets.



Writing the City: London  

This course looks at the impact of the city on the craft of creative writing and explores how various subjects like the river, urban spaces, solitude, ethnicity, or particular districts function in London narratives. It examines the role of memory and experience in literary psycho-geographical accounts of the metropolis.



  • Writing Intensive

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