CAPA International Education has been an established leader in the development and administration of quality international education programs for nearly 40 years. CAPA is located in the South Kensington section of London. The CAPA London Center is housed in 2 connected Victorian townhouses in the centrally-located Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is a very exclusive area where one can find the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, Covent Garden, and Kensington Palace.
Interested in nursing, midwifery, and medical practice? Learn how historical and social change has influenced the development of nursing functions and examine how ethics, sociology, religion, law, economics, and philosophy have affected clinical practice and the impact these have had on the role of nurses and midwives.
This short-term, accelerated summer program on the Global Perspectives on Nursing and Comparative Healthcare is a unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on nursing and to compare the healthcare systems of the US and the UK and explore questions of universal healthcare, including issues of inequality in accessing it. Visit the following link for more information: https://www.capa.org/london-england/global-health
The summer program is designed specifically for CAPA students. This is a short-term accelerated program composed of two, 3-credit courses, and includes guest lectures, site visits, and entrances to the Florence Nightingale Museum. Students enroll in two classes.
Comparative Healthcare Systems – 3 credits
This course will introduce the UK healthcare system and the context within which it operates.
Students will explore the evolution of the National Health Service (NHS) from its inception in
1948 to present-day; analyze case studies to compare the UK model of healthcare with other
healthcare systems such as in the United States, France, Sweden, and lower-income countries;
develop an understanding of concepts and themes in comparative healthcare, and critically
examine the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in healthcare. Syllabus
Global Perspective on Nursing and Midwifery History – 3 credits
This course will explore the development of nursing practice from the perspectives of medical,
nursing, and midwifery history. Students will explore the impacts of social change, evolving
attitudes to care, and the role of the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and American
Independence, as well as the transition from Agrarian to Industrial Society in shaping nursing
care; consider contributions made by Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, and Mrs. Bedford-
Fenwick to nursing practice; examine the effect of religion, philosophy, ethics, law, sociology,
and economics on clinical practice and the professional role and practice of nurses and
midwives; and reflect on related historical changes. Syllabus
Housing and Meals
Students will reside in centrally located shared apartments throughout London within commuting distance of the CAPA center. Students will be housed in apartment accommodations with shared bedrooms. Student apartments include a kitchen with necessary utensils, bathroom, television, wireless internet connection, and weekly light cleaning service (all utilities and linens are included). Students will be responsible to cook their own meals. There is no meal plan available.
Local Transportation: A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.
Excursions: Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath.
Student Events: Social events include a panoramic tour, an arrival reception, and a farewell ceremony.
Student Safety & Support: The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
My Global City Events
MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning London into your classroom.
The My Global City events calendar offers a wide-range of CAPA-led and self-led activities and social events. These events may include a Jack the Ripper Walking Tour, or self-directed activities such as touring London’s markets or exploring the city’s green spaces.
Students will have the opportunity to be matched with another student going on their CAPA program during the application process. This a great way to meet new people prior to arrival have additional support through the support of a “pal” and just another way to get involved in the CAPA Community! You will just need to complete a brief survey about your interests and lifestyle so the CAPA team can find your best match in the cohort! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler, looking to make friends earlier than arrival, or just want a support system to help you as you navigate the process of preparing for living abroad - this program is great for all students!
Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
To hear from our past program participants about the program: CAPA Ambassador.
Talk to a CEA-CAPA Program Manager
Bonnie Tarrant <BTarrant@ceacapa.com>
D: 857.702.8136 | M: 800.793.0334
Based in: Boston | Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm EST
Visa information will be provided directly by CAPA The Global Education Network. If you would like to learn more about the visa information process, click here.
Students make their own flight arrangements to Heathrow Airport. Students then take a taxi or other form of transportation to CAPA's designated arrival location. Closer to the departure date you will be informed of the official meeting place from CAPA.
Cost (Budget Sheet)
Students make their own travel arrangements to London. Further pre-arrival details will be sent closer to departure.
All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Apart from completing the SUNY Oswego study abroad application, students applying for a CAPA: The Global Education Network Program need to also complete the CAPA application at the following link: https://go.capa.org/oswego/. Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Program Manager, Margaret Ovian <email@example.com>. Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.