Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
- Program Terms: Summer A-Term
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Academic Term||Summer Quarter|
|Credits||7 semester credits per session|
|Program Manager||Shannon Quinn | email@example.com|
|Application Deadline||April 1|
|Financial Aid||All accepted students can apply for need-based and scholarships, grants, and loans. Students can also apply for the SIT Pell Grant Match, which provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.|
|General||Get professional experience at a human rights organization and examine the legacy of apartheid and the ideas, values, and practice of social justice in South Africa.|
Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities. It is also an ideal location to experience the dynamic change in a country that is highly developed, but where millions live in poverty. You witness and participate in the South African effort to deliver health care effectively to the country's poorer urban and rural residents.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
You will approx. receive 12-13 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.
Students will take two courses, one of which is a seminar courses that includes an internship at a local community organization and the other is a course that teaches them about the historical background of South Africa's Apartheid system. Key topics of study include:
Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
Students will experience two homestays on this program. First, they will live with isiXhosa-speaking families in Cape Town’s Langa Township, one of the oldest townships. Then, they will be staying with Afrikaans-speaking coloured families in Bo Kaap. In both these homestays, students will become a member of a local family, share meals with them, join them for special occasions, talk with them in their language, and experience the host country through their eyes.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. Visit the program website to complete it.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.