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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 one credit course during the spring 2023 semester and then two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa. Tentative program dates are May 6, 2023 until May 21, 2023. 

Applications are due by October 21st. 
 
  •         Cape TownKewpieBo KaapSouth Africa
Overview The city of Cape Town boasts more than 4.6 million residents and a wealth of cultural and education resources. The juxtaposition of law and cultural acceptance are a contrast to the United States. 


  
Location The WFU/Cape Town: LGBTQ+ 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 CBGL: South Africa + LGBTQ, a one 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 LGBTQ+ Center and will focus on the LGBTQ+ community with South Africa and an in-depth look within Cape Town. Students will meet with representatives supporting the LGBTQ+ community with Cape Town, while also exploring and learning about the layered identities for Capetonians. Visits may include the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, District Six, Khayelitsha, LGBTQ+ organizations and activists. 

While in Cape Town program participants will have the opportunity to meaningfully engage with and provide support for local organizations that provide respite, care, acceptance, and support for the local LGBTQ+ community. 
   
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.   
Excursions All students on this program will engage in community visit, service opportunities, and a few cultural can't miss experiences such as visiting Cape Town's penguin population, attend a drag show, and engage in a unique reflection experience with Adrian Van Wyk.
 
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 already be regularly engaged with the LGBTQ+ Center at the time of application. 
 
Students should have their applications submitted no later than October 21st.
 
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 studyabroad@wfu.edu at the time of application. 
 
Students are responsible for personal expenses. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need.  
 
Scholarships Students are eligible for scholarships from the LGBTQ+ Center and Center for Global Programs and Studies.  For more information on scholarships, please contact the program leaders.
Contact Nayasia Coleman (they/she)
Assistant Director, LGBTQ+ Center
Benson 311
Phone: (336) 758 8178
E-mail: colemann@wfu.edu

Dr. Malika Roman Isler (she/her)
Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
Phone: (336) 758 4065
E-mail: romanimd@wfu.edu

Jessica Francis (she/her)
Executive Director, Global Abroad
Reynolda Hall 116
Phone: (336) 758 3890
E-mail: francija@wfu.edu
 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.