CAPA International Education

Not Verified What's this?
5.5 / 10 after 2 Reviews Based on overall, support & value average ratings
Program website: http://www.capa.org

Submit a review

I have nothing but praises for the CAPA International Education program and especially Rachelle Douillard-Proulx and Colin Speakman. As an admittedly over-protective mother, I was very concerned about the safety of my daughter and going to Beijing to study abroad. CAPA could not have been more responsive and helpful in providing information to allay my fears and concerns. While there, my daughter enjoyed learning about the Chinese culture, going to school, and doing an internship with a local business. Lastly, I can’t say enough about how Rachelle and Colin went above and beyond in assisting us in celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday while in China. I could not have asked for a more personalized, safe, overall amazing experience, for all of us, especially my daughter Jennie. Thank you CAPA!

Program:
Location:
Posted: July 25, 2014
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
Age:
42

Everything about this program screams that it's a racket and a scam. Their "school" is located in a blind alley that is littered with broken bottles and dog feces, with no signage whatsoever. The CAPA "Institution" is located in an apartment complex, which I'm pretty sure is not standard for schools in Italy, and I'm positive that this isn't standard for schools in America. Most of the professors are barely capable of speaking English—despite all of the classes being taught in it. It's very hard to understand most of them. They have a lot of rip-off hacks (they're paying these losers with YOUR money) giving mandatory lectures that have nothing at all to do with the classes, ironically called "MyEducation", although CAPA should call it "OurScam" because that is all there is to it. These "events" take place outside of class time and sometimes require a lot of effort to get there, only to hear someone's grandpa ramble on about whatever he wants for 2.5 hours. Word on the street is that they used to spend everyone's money on these ridiculous speakers and not one would show up, and instead of realize there is no interest because the idea is garbage, they just kept up the same garbage but made it required. It's embarrassing and disgusting. These people are in business and business only, with little to no value to education part of the program. From an intellectual standpoint, they don't use books, but they steal other people's work and post the poorly scanned documents on Google Drive. One of the most fundamental rules of academia is to not steal, and the entire staff at CAPA are thieves of others' intellectual property. It's impossible to express how little this resembles a legitimate endeavor. But I guess since they take your money in American and you don't know you're robbed until you're abroad, it's really easy to get away with it.

If you're thinking of studying abroad, by all means do it. If you're thinking CAPA... just don't. Other than the location, they literally have nothing to offer.

Program:
Location:
Posted: March 4, 2014
Overall:
1
Support:
1
Value:
1
By: Lloyd
Age: