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United Kingdom: CAPA London Internship Semester Program

"In London, I truly got a sense of cultural awareness and realized how cultures can influence your choice in food, clothing, neighborhood, religion, language... Secondly, I had to problem-solve on numerous occasions in London, whether that was navigating myself in a new city without GPS or having to brainstorm ideas for a policy-briefing at my internship. This experience has required for me to be quick on my feet and to constantly think of a number of solutions for a variety of scenarios." - Rollins Alum
Students on CAPA London will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals.

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Students on CAPA London will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals.

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Students participating in the CAPA London program can select one of two different program types: a part-time professional internship plus 2-3 courses, or the service-learning experience plus 2-3 courses. This program offers courses in business disciplines, Communication, Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, English, and Theatre. Students will also enjoy a variety of local and regional excursions and activities during the program designed to engage students with British culture and with the global city of London!

London Internship or Service Learning + Courses

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Strong resume, cover letter and successful Internship Interview
  • Prerequisites: INB Students must have completed at least one of the following courses: INB 337, INB 365, INB 372
  • Some majors have specific course pre-requisites for the internship; contact your faculty advisor or International Programs for more information
  • Starting with programs beginning on or after May 1, 2023 CAPA will only require participants to be up to date on Covid-19 vaccine and recommended booster dose(s) in locations where enforced by local governments or local partner institutions.
  • This program has a required advising session (30 minutes) as part of the application process. Please visit our home page to schedule an advising appointment.

Fall 2022

  • Sept 8: Required Arrival Date
  • Dec 17: Program End Date

Spring 2023

  • Jan 12: Required Arrival Date 
  • Apr 22: Program End Date 

Fall 2023

  • Sept 7: Required Arrival Date
  • Dec 16: Program End Date


An extensive three-day orientation program will introduce you to the CAPA London Centre, its staff, courses and academics, the city of London and British culture. The orientation also includes a half-day panoramic bus tour of London and a walking tour of Kensington, where the CAPA London Centre is located. The orientation begins with an arrival reception with CAPA staff, typically at a local restaurant or pub. The event will include light hors d’ouvers, and the occasion will be marked by speeches from CAPA staff and/or faculty. Some semesters, the arrival reception is a "cream tea" with CAPA staff on hand to explain the significance of the cream tea in British culture.


Students are responsible for booking their own flights. CAPA does not provide airport pick-up.  Students will travel from the airport to their assigned housing in London independently. DO NOT BOOK A FLIGHT WITH A CONNECTION THROUGH DUBLIN! This may cause problems with your student status in England.


Students WILL NEED A VISA (called a Tier 4 Visa). CAPA will provide information about this visa and the application process. For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page.

CAPA Courses

Students take courses at the CAPA London Center which is centrally located in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The CAPA London staff is on hand to ensure your program is academically invigorating and to provide support as you adapt to a new culture.  The courses at CAPA are taught by CAPA faculty and are with other CAPA study abroad students from various U.S. institutions.

CAPA Courses (full list): When you click on this link, choose the semester and then the Global Cities program and then scroll down to see the full list of CAPA courses, including course descriptions.

Two different tracks are available for this program:

1) Courses + Internship: You'll intern approximately 20 hrs a week and take an associated internship course for a total of 6 credits. You will also take an additional 2-3 courses. You'll generally commute 30 - 60 mins each way to your internship, work 2 - 3 days per week and will need to balance these demands with your coursework. Available internships include businesses of every kind, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Students wishing to do an internship must submit additional application materials including an updated resume and cover letter and will be interviewed by a panel at Rollins. Accepted students will then have their materials sent to CAPA and their staff will work to place each student in an internship that best matches his or her individual interests, skills, and past experiences. In most cases, you won't be notified of your specific placement until 2 - 3 weeks prior to the program start.

Hear Rollins Students Share Their Internship Experiences in London (video)

2) Courses + Service-Learning: Students have the opportunity to enroll in a 6-credit course, Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London, that includes 12-15 hours of service-learning each week. This is a great fit for Bonner Leaders! The course, with a sociological focus, will look at urban issues facing Londoners including multiculturalism, inequalities in social services ranging from education to health care, and welfare concerns. The course is coupled with group projects at community service organizations throughout London. Students on this track also take 2-3 other courses.

Transfer of Credit

Courses are worth 3 credits; the internship and service-learning course are worth 6 credits.  Students take 2-3 courses and typically earn 12-15 credits. Courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA.  It can take up to three months for grades to be processed and appear on the Rollins transcript. For information on approving courses for major/minor and General Education/rFLA requirements, and other academic policies, please visit our Academic Information page.

NOTE: You cannot receive more than 12 credits total for internships completed during your time at Rollins.  As the internship on this program is worth 6 credits, you should plan accordingly.


CAPA students have two options for housing.  You may choose to live in an apartment located in a variety of locations throughout the city or you may choose to live in a homestay - for more information about the homestays contact IP. 

The apartments are typically shared by two to eight students and bedrooms are doubles or triples.  All apartments are single sex, though buildings may be co-ed.  Apartments are located throughout Greater London within a 45-minute commute via bus or subway (Tube) to the CAPA Center. The CAPA apartments are in diverse London neighborhoods with immigrant populations as well as British influence. Student apartments are completely furnished, and include a shared kitchen and living space.


Students living in apartments do not have a meal plan and are expected to buy groceries and cook for themselves. The kitchens in the apartments are ready to be used and we strongly encourage students to cook with their flatmates on a regular basis.


The My Education program is a rich and varied calendar of activities, events, lectures, walking tours and film showings organized around a monthly theme. The events give students the opportunity to engage with the host culture during their time abroad.  For more information, see the My Education section of the CAPA website.  Students will also receive associate memberships to the Imperial College Student Union, located a short walk from the CAPA London Study Center, and can join any of the union’s 300+ clubs and societies as well as use the union facilities. The program also includes a mid-term dinner and British-style pub quiz and a departure ceremony.


The program includes a half-day panoramic bus tour of London, a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath, and a full day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle.  Weekends are free and students can choose to travel independently if their schedule and course load allows them to do so. There is also a one-week break during the middle of the semester when students are free to explore London, the UK and further destinations.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $29,150
  • Housing: $4,925
    Note: the homestay option has a different room cost - contact IP for more information

Also Includes

Orientation, program activities, one weekend excursion, on-site transportation, program administration, and emergency insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL $1,200
  • Airport transfers in London: $75
  • US Passport: $165
  • Visa: $460 and biometrics fee $85
  • Background check: $25
  • Meals/food for students staying in an apartment: $1,550
  • Additional meals for homestay students: $900
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $1,040
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad. Students can apply for scholarships as part of the Rollins program application. CAPA also offers additional scholarships that students can apply for above and beyond the funding available through Rollins.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. The United Kingdom has a slightly higher cost of living than the United States. Students can work part-time on a student visa while in the United Kingdom.