CAPA’s mission is to provide meaningful learning abroad experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural, and social landscapes within urban environments. Through our commitment to personalized learning, academic rigor, and cultural engagement, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world. Over 300 leading institutions choose CAPA as their trusted study abroad partner.
Through our education centers worldwide, we offer students an unparalleled opportunity for growth and exploration of their world
CAPA is committed to helping students and families navigate the financial investment of studying abroad. CAPA awards $1.5 million each year in study abroad scholarships and grants to help offset the cost of studying abroad. Plus, the CAPA Community and CAPA World blog offers students important budgeting and financial planning tips.
Once your student has applied and been accepted to a CAPA study abroad and/or internship program, CAPA's Enrollment and Advising Team is here to help with all aspects of pre-departure, from course selection to visa information. Students will be provided with detailed information on each step of the process.
CAPA is a leader in health and safety management, endorsing NAFSA's Inter-organizational Task Force on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad guidelines. We maintain a comprehensive emergency response plan, provide regular staff training, and retain the services of a professional crisis management organization.
CAPA is committed to encouraging a safe and healthy environment for our students during their time abroad. Health insurance is provided both to our students as well as visiting faculty. We train staff to provide guidance for a variety of health issues, provide additional support whenever possible for students with disabilities, and adhere to Title IX guidelines.
We understand that your student will feel far away and that you'll want to keep in contact during his/her time in-country. We also understand that this can take some effort given time changes, local phone plans, and scheduling.
Your student is about to embark on a semester full of adventure, cultural discovery, and personal growth. However, with such a new and unfamiliar experience comes many challenges for your student as well. The support of parents and family members before, during, and after a student's study abroad program plays an integral role to their success.
There is no doubt that studying abroad is a worthwhile investment for today's students, making them marketable to future employers, more globally-minded citizens, and better introspective thinkers. This section is designed to provide information and resources to better assist you in supporting your study abroad student throughout the entire process.