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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Apartment (single)
Area of Study: Biology, Ecology, Education, Health and Human Sciences, History, International Studies, Political Science Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:

Our Summer in South Africa program offers you an amazing college experience in an exotic destination, studying at Stellenbosch University.  Ideally situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the University is at the core of Stellenbosch, the country’s oldest college town. Summer in South Africa includes hands-on courses, guest lecturers, and opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom.

Get excited about:
  • 6-day Garden Route Safari Tour – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride an ostrich? On the 6-day, 5-night Garden Route Tour, you can try it at an ostrich farm, visit a colony of beach penguins, and explore Tsitsikamma National Park. If you have an adventurous side, there are also opportunities to safari, surf, sand board, and ride horses on the beach.
     
  • Cape Town and the wine country – When you arrive in South Africa, we’ll give you a detailed 3-day orientation, during which we’ll take you on a tour of Cape Town and the Stellenbosch wine country.
     
  • South Africa-focused academics – Summer in South Africa provides you the unique opportunity to study the history of South Africa, as well as issues faced today.
  • Community development projects - In the classroom, you will develop an understanding of the issues affecting community life in South Africa. You then have the opportunity to participate in a service-learning project in your new community.
     
Academics:
CISabroad Summer in South Africa participants have two academic options to choose topics courses from:

1. General - this program offers largely South African focused courses over the course of 4 weeks, including the following: 
  • Introduction to South Africa’s Political History
  • Biodiversity: Plants for the People in the Western Cape
  • Apartheid and After: Representations of South Africa in Art and Media
  • HIV and Aids: A South African Perspective
  • Apartheid and After: Negotiating Identities in Literature and Film
  • Challenges for Democratic Consolidation 
2. Service-Learning - this program uses experience outside of the classroom to complement overall learning with a service project, usually at an under funded and under staffed school in a local township. Participants take the following courses over the course of 5 weeks:
  • Introduction to South Africa’s Political History
  • Learning for Sustainable Community Development

Highlights:
There are many reasons to study on our Summer in South Africa program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

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Excursions around Cape Town and the Stellenbosch Winelands
•   Extensive adventure opportunities
•   6-day, 5-night Garden Route Safari Tour
•   Community development and service-learning projects
•   Extensive sports facilities on campus

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.