Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

England, CAPA London Study Center

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Program Location: London, England
Duration: Fall or Spring
Program Dates

Flights should be not be booked based on the dates above. It is recommended to wait until the program has issued specific arrival information.

Program Overview

The CAPA London Program is a challenging and rewarding program ideally suited for students who are motivated, outgoing, and focused. Students should have strong time mangagement skills, organizational skills, and an open mind with regard to internship placements. An internship can provide valuable work experience, however, and it can also provide the opportunity to explore career paths not otherwise considered.   It is expected that you treat your position seriously and professionally. The placements generally offer entry-level positions, and it may take a few weeks to demonstrate that you are capable, trustworthy, and dependable. Generally, students who effectively complete the more repetitive and routine tasks assigned at the beginning of the semester acquire greater responsibility and more challenging tasks as time proceeds. Students work in their internship placement for 20 hours per week along with the Learning through Internships class and take three additional academic courses.   Commuting time can be up to an hour each way, but this is the case for anyone living in a major metropolitan location.

While most Clark students elect to do the 6 credit internship at the CAPA London program, service-learning placements, and academic options are also available.  Please see the CAPA program link below for further details, and speak to a study abroad advisor about your specific goals.

Students enrolled in the program are housed in fully furnished flats located adminstered by Acorn Housing in Central London. Laundry facilities are provided. Students do their own food shopping and cooking.  A small stipend is provided as part of the overall fee.Individual apartments can vary in the number of students accommodated. You should expect to share your room with one or two roommates and 5-6 flatmates.   Students are required to sign a lease and abide by its regulations.  Overnight guests are not allowed.

Past CAPA London students have: analyzed proposals for a small graphic design group; assisted and taught at a private school; conducted market research projects in the fashion, retail, and entertainment industries; reported on council meetings, court proceedings, and local music groups; helped excavate a series of archaeological digs. Other examples include: museums, NGOs, radio stations, film production companies, government offices, and law offices.

Clark Credit

Participating students receive four units per semester, provided all coursework is completed, all required exams are taken, and final papers are submitted. Students take three academic courses for a letter grade, and complete a 20-hour internship along with the Learning through Internships class.   Academic internships are graded on a credit/no credit basis. Students should take 15-18 credits to receive a full semester's worth of Clark credit.  Please check with the Study Abroad Office if you have questions.


Applicants must fulfill Clark University's eligibility requirements and the CAPA London requirements. Applications may be rejected for any number of reasons by the overseas program.

Program Costs

Students will be charged Clark's International Program Fee for the semester abroad. The fee is $27,780 for fall 2016/spring 2017, and includes payment for tuition and placement fees, housing, Wi-Fi, meals, orientation, local travel and some excursions. You will be billed a one-time $1000 study abroad fee which will appear on your tuition bill. Books, non-academic fees, visa, and travel expenses are your responsibility. You are also responsible for all of your personal expenses and for your pocket money while abroad. Remember that there might be a whole array of fees abroad for using certain sports facilities, clubs, computers, laundry, transportation, books, cell phones, etc.

Studying off-campus always generates additional and unexpected expenses. If you are a financial aid recipient, you should continue to receive financial aid. However, be sure to check with the Office of Financial Assistance to see if there will be any changes in your financial aid package. You will not be able to receive Work-Study money while you are abroad. International Scholarships are granted to enrich the Clark campus with international students and cannot be applied to off-campus programs.

You will receive an invoice from Clark's Student Accounts Department, indicating that the tuition payment will be due by mid-July for the fall and mid-December for the spring. The exact due date will appear on your bill. Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to Clark University by the due date may result in your withdrawal from the program. Failure to satisfy your financial obligations to your host institution may result in no transcript being issued for your participation in their program.

Under NO circumstances will Clark University be responsible for independent travel you choose to participate in which is not part of the Clark program. This includes any trips during breaks or at the end of the semester. Clark will not assist in any personal travel arrangements.

Approximate additional costs per semester 2016-17

  • Personal Expenses - $2,000
  • Flight Transportation - $1100
  • Visa Fees - $500
  • Local Transportation - $600
  • Books and Supplies - $200

NOTE: These costs are estimates based on exchange rates at time of publication, and are subject to change.

*Personal expenses are based on student feedback, and vary dramatically based on individual spending habits. Estimated personal expenses include items such as food, personal travel, clothing, etc.

Application Deadlines

Study abroad applicants must schedule an appoint with a study abroad advisor the semester before the application deadline, or two semesters/one year before planning to be abroad. Application information will be provided at this meeting. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted, and retrospective credit will not be granted.

  • Fall semester application deadline - February 15
  • Spring semester application deadline - September 15

Important Information

For more information about this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 508.793.7363 .

Any information on this page is subject to change.