If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Food, Culture and Sustainability in South Africa

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Cape Town, South Africa
Course # SA 10313
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/13/24 to 05/24/24

Program Leader

Name August Briggitta
Email baaugust@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This 3 credit Maymester course examines the intersection of food and cultural in Cape Town, South Africa. Through discussions and experiences surrounding food stability, participants will gain a contemporary understanding of the social and economic diversity of the city. Based in South Africa's 'mother city,' this study abroad program will explore themes of ownership, economic empowerment, and innovation amidst the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Cape Winelands

This program is led by Briggitta August, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, College of Liberal Arts, with travel support provided by EduAFRICA

During our travels we will visit the following locations (and more!):

Learn more about the program here -> https://express.adobe.com/page/gEYgXZYBIi07o/


Academic Credit

This program offers SCLA49100 - Food, Culture & Sustainability in South Africa -  a 3-credit Maymester course. We will have several classes on campus before traveling to South Africa in May.

There are no pre-requisites for the course and all majors are welcome to apply.

This study abroad program is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. Students from all colleges at Purdue are welcome to apply to participate, regardless of their major or area of study. Ask your advisor how this might fit into your Plan of Study.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The estimated cost for this program is $4000. This includes airfare*, accommodation, excursions, and most in-country expenses. This program is eligible for the Purdue Moves Short-term study abroad scholarship.

*Students on this program will be asked to purchase airfare on their own, with the assistance of the program leader.


Application Deadline

This program will accept applications until February 1st, 2023. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.