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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring Short-Term
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Discover Cape Town!

This program includes a 1.5 credit course during the Spring 2024 semester and then two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa. Program dates are May 12-27th, 2024.

Still accepting applications!
  •         Cape TownBo KaapSouth Africa
Overview The city of Cape Town boasts more than 4.6 million residents and a wealth of cultural and education resources. 

Location The WFU/Cape Town: Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Engagement Community Based Global Learning Program is based in the capital city of Cape Town.  As the cultural and economic heart of the country, Cape Town is known for its thriving business sector and its vast array of museums, galleries, and festivals.  The city serves as a major sub-Saharan travel hub and a must visit destination within South Africa.
Program Students on this program will enroll in CGS 154, a 1.5 credit Community Based Global Learning course for the spring semester. The course will meet weekly focusing on understanding community based global service engagement in a global context. The course introduces students to theoretically-based issues and skills needed for understanding and interacting with people from cultures different from their own. 

This particular program is offered in conjunction with The Department for the Study of Religions and the Intercultural Center, and will focus on an exploration of various religious traditions and community engagement.
Accommodation On the program students will live in shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms in a hostel in Cape Town. Many amenities are available onsite with local restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance.   

NOTE: All students participating in the WFU Cape Town program are required to live in program-provided housing. Housing accommodations you may have on campus do not automatically transfer to abroad and certain housing accommodations (single rooms and private bathrooms, for example) may not be available.
Excursions All students on this program will engage in community visit, service opportunities, and a few cultural "can't miss" Cape Town experiences.
Selection Most successful applicants have a GPA of 2.5. Students must also be in good academic standing with the university to participate in the program. 
Students should have their applications submitted no later than October 15th.
Costs Students will pay a program fee of $3,000.00 This will cover the all associated costs with the program including transportation, travel, meals, housing, entrance fees and visa fees. Students in need of a passport should contact at the time of application. 
Students are responsible for personal expenses. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need.  
Scholarships More scholarship information coming soon.
Visa & Passport Passport Information
Students need to check their passport's expiration date and ensure that it will be valid for at least 6 months after the program's end date.

Students going on a spring short-term program need to make sure their passport is valid through at least late November of the same year.

US passport holders who need to renew their passport should visit the U.S. Department of State's passport website for information on this process.

Non-US passport holders who need to renew their passport should refer to their home country's passport office.

Visa Information
If you are a US citizen, you most likely will not require a visa for your spring short-term abroad program. If you do, details will be shared with you by GPS. Non-US passport holders should check with their host country's embassy or consulate to find out if a visa is required for their program or not.
Contact Kylie Holloway (she/her)
Center Coordinator, Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda 116
Phone: (336) 758 4201

Dr. Simeon Ilesanmi
Professor, Graduate Program Director
The Department for the Study of Religions
Phone: (336) 758 5459

Jalen Shell (he/him)
Assistant Director, Intercultural Center

Jessica Francis (she/her)
Executive Director, Global Abroad
Reynolda Hall 116
Phone: (336) 758 3890

This program is currently not accepting applications.