Global Cities


Go Beyond!

With online study abroad courses in global cities.

Enhance your in-country summer study abroad experience or take online study abroad courses from home. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines including health care and COVID-19, human rights, psychology, marketing, economics, politics, culture, writing, and more. Plus, you can further enhance your summer with a remote or in person Global Internship.

Courses are offered simultaneously in online and in-person formats. The majority of courses will be comprised of a blend of students participating remotely from home and in person at our CAPA Centers.  

Start: June 3, 2021
End: July 17, 2021
Program Fee: Full program (12 credits) $3,995; Single course (3 credits) $1,095
Application Deadline Extended to April 5, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.


Explore the diversity of global cities with our virtual My Global City events.


Connect with fellow CAPA study abroad students through our Globally Networked Learning environment.


Choose from a range of courses covering a variety of disciplines offered in Florence, London, and Sydney.
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The internship application deadline for summer 2021 has past. Visit our internships page to learn more about future internship opportunities with CAPA: Learn More



Courses & Credit

Earn 3 credits per course, plus earn 3 or 6 credits with an optional Remote Global Internship. Take courses in Florence, London, and Sydney. Credit is issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego. 

My Global City Events & Activities

Online programming utilizes CAPA’s Globally Networked Learning technology delivered through Canvas, creating a seamless online learning experience. 

In-Country Excursions 

Virtual My Global City events across CAPA’s global cities are available to students taking at least one course. Events vary by week and may include a virtual pub trivia in Sydney, online cooking class in Florence, a virtual city tour of London, and much more! Plus, students will have access to guest lectures, professional networking events, LinkedIn toolbox professional development sessions, and extracurricular activities such as virtual book clubs.

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended).
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution.
    *Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Florence Courses

London Courses

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

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on London, one of the world's most significant global cities, in comparative context. Students will examine 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. Students will combine classroom work with experiential learning, centred on field studies to areas such as Brixton, Spitalfields, Southbank, and the Olympic sites in East London.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: Global Perspectives on Human Rights in Action  

This intensive seminar will focus on practical issues surrounding human rights. Students will examine politics and morality of human rights; analyze the theoretical foundations and development of human rights concepts, and the philosophies underpinning them; investigate frameworks of international human rights law; and explore London as a global centre for human rights advocacy, practice, and activism. Topics will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women’s, children’s and indigenous peoples’ rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.



  • Globally Networked Learning

Sydney Courses

Online: Global Health in a Covid-19 New World  

Course details and syllabus will be available in summer 2021. Please contact us with any questions at 800.793.0334 or at



  • Globally Networked Learning
Online: People, Place and Culture - Environmental Debates in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific  

This course will explore the multi-faceted dimensions of human interaction with diverse environments in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Students will develop an understanding of the origins of environmental concerns and current debates in these regions from pre-European contact to the present day; focus on topics as broad as the peopling of the Pacific and the challenge of climate change to selected issues, such as the impact of mining, clean energy futures, our vulnerability to natural disasters, and increasing urbanization; and examine the intersection of culture and nature.



  • Globally Networked Learning

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