Preparing for Study Abroad

Get Started Planning for Your Semester Abroad Right Here!

While a successful education adventure abroad is built on the dedication and guidance of our team, it is your efforts that set this amazing experience into motion!

Preparing to study abroad isn't hard, but there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you get started, and a few other people you should share your thoughts with.

Do Your Homework  

Gather as much information as possible and as early as you can. Do this by having conversations with the right people!

Make sure you talk to:

  • your family and/or trusted mentors about cost, if they have any concerns, etc.
  • your academic advisor and find out about the courses you need to take, how you can fit in study abroad with your academic calendar.
  • your campus study abroad office about options and how the process works with your school.
  • other students that have gone abroad and hear their stories about what they loved and what they wish they did differently.
  • your financial aid office and find out about your financial options and how you can get your financial aid to transfer.
  • your CAPA Admissions Advisors and work with them to figure out which program is the best fit for you and get answers to all your questions about the program.
Pick Your Courses  

Figure out the courses you still need to take to graduate on time. In addition to courses, you can also select to do an internship.

Pick the Location, Term and Year  

Find the program that has the courses and/or internship you need. Figure out which location would be the best fit for you and identify the type of experience you are looking to have.


Start your application online and work with a CAPA Admissions Advisor to submit all supporting documents. If you add an internship, you will fill out the internship application and send in additional documents. Each program has a rolling application with its own deadline. Check the program details for deadlines.

To apply for our programs, you must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • 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.

Pay the Program Fee  

Paying the program fee will secure your spot on the program.

Work With a CAPA Program Manager  

Once you start your application, you will hear from your assigned CAPA Program Manager with next steps. Our advisors can answer any questions you might have and will guide you through the application process.

The team will advise you on program logistics, flights, packing, travel concerns and any other questions you might have. They will be your point of contact before and during your time abroad.

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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