International Cultural and Academic Preparation Program: Atlanta

Get a head start at International CAPP in Atlanta


New international students have an opportunity to get an early start on settling into their new home away from home in the U.S. and at the SCAD location in Atlanta through International CAPP, a four-week pre-orientation summer program. International CAPP offers instruction in English as a second language, as well as themed coursework providing an introduction to life in the United States, Atlanta and especially SCAD.

At the end of the program, international students are well prepared for the ESL placement test, which is administered during fall orientation. Students also become familiar with SCAD Atlanta and the surrounding community before their classes begin, allowing them to adjust more easily and focus fully on beginning their academic and artistic journey toward a creative career.

The SCAD Atlanta CAPP experience includes trips to several popular Atlanta venues; Orlando, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and a whitewater rafting adventure on the Ocoee River in Tennessee.

Apply to CAPP: Atlanta

Students who are interested in participating in the CAPP program should complete and submit the registration form and follow these instructions:

CAPP: Atlanta application checklist


CAPP Atlanta begins Thursday, July 27, 2017, and guides participants through a variety of important topics, including public transportation, banking and more.

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Cultural experience

From whitewater rafting to a tour of the Coca-Cola museum, CAPP participants enjoy many opportunities to explore Atlanta and the rich culture of the southeastern United States.

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Students participating in International CAPP in Atlanta are housed in Spring House Residence Hall of SCAD Atlanta.

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Frequently asked questions

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