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Program Location

This program will take place in Cape Town, an oceanfront city surrounded by the beautiful Table Mountain National Park. Cape Town is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with African, European, and Asian influences. Along with South Africa’s unique political and cultural history, as well as the abundance of wildlife and scenic landscapes, this is an ideal location for a study abroad program.

In addition to the mountain top views, oceanfront venues, and unique flora and fauna, Cape Town has everything a student of the world would want - world class museums, vibrant nightlife, restaurants for every taste, and shops that sell everything from local arts and crafts to high end designer brands.  Interacting with cheetahs and penguins, taking the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, and walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela can all be a part of the Cape Town experience.

Program Dates

  • Tentative dates May 14 - June 4, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

In South Africa, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.

Course Details

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page. Please contact your TnCIS campus representative for instructions on registering and paying fees. 

Program Description

Students in TnCIS South Africa 2018 will have the opportunity to take courses in the following fields of study: World Literature, Mathematics, or Sociology. Each course will emphasize society in Cape Town, with a focus on historical and social issues specific to South Africa. As appropriate, each course will focus on aspects of Cape Town life, including social issues, historical events, and literary contributions that will enhance the course material and bring it to life while on location. Additionally, each class will incorporate an element of Service Learning that will include faculty directed, hands-on volunteer projects (see syllabi for specific details). The emphasis of the program is getting to know Cape Town and its diverse population. In addition to adding invaluable experience to their resume, students will have life-changing encounters and adventures in one of the world's most diverse and beautiful cities.

Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles a day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.

Excursions May Include:

  • Cape of Good Hope
  • the Slave Lodge and District Six Museums
  • Beaches and historic fishing villages on the peninsula
  • Boulders Beach, home of African penguins
  • A boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Students will also have free time to shop at venues such as the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, try restaurants with foods from around the world, or explore the area's natural beauty.
 

Class Information
Classes will be held at various locations, including schools, museums, and onsite at the lodging facility. Days and hours will vary, depending on individual instructors.


Accommodations

In Cape Town, students will stay in a hostel in the Green Point neighborhood with easy access to taxis and buses for visits further afield.  The Green Point area is a residential neighborhood that caters to students and young professionals and is a short walk from the Atlantic Seaboard and its famous beaches. Restaurants and grocery stores are also conveniently located. Two meals daily will be included in the cost of the program, with the exception of travel days.

Program Fee

  • $4695


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/11/2018 ** December or February 05/14/2018 06/04/2018
NOTE: Applications submitted by the early deadline (12/03/2017) will be notified of acceptance in December. Applications submitted by the regular deadline (02/11/2018) will be notified of acceptance in February.

** 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.