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CIEE-Cape Town


Program Location Cape Town, South Africa
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31015
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 05/20/18 to 07/16/18

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Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info
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Overview
CIEE-Cape Town
The Summer South African Studies program provides a range of academic, intellectual, and intercultural experiences that enable students to witness and take part in the complex process of transformation in South Africa. Through innovative courses, a volunteer project, and exploration of the various communities in and around Cape Town, students become participants in, rather than mere observers of, this dynamic environment. Through this process, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolving story that is South Africa.

The courses are taught as seminars, with various discussions, guest lectures, and presentations. Additional time each week is reserved for student volunteer projects, program activities, and excursions.

Situated on the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is a vibrant multicultural city with a rich selection of day and night activities. Water sports, mountaineering, nightclubs, and restaurants are readily available. The city is also a microcosm of the challenges facing many African countries in transition; how to successfully operate within a global economy, while at the same time grappling with the vast socio-economic inequalities that are the legacy of the colonial and apartheid past.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.

Eligibility

CIEE-Cape Town

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Housing
Housing is included in the program fee. Students will be living in CIEE-managed apartments.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, orientation, excursions, and local transportation pass.

The housing fee includes self-catered accommodations in a student hostel *or* placement with host family which will include most meals. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$5,983.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Housing$2,280.00
Insurance$167.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,650.00
Local Transportation$200.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Meals$1,200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

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.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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