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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: All courses in English
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 20
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, African/African American Studies, Afrikaans, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computing Science, Dance, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Geography, Hebrew, History, Human Service Studies, Information Science, International Studies, International Studies: Africa, Jewish Studies, Management, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Policy Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre Arts, Women's/Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Shanna Van Beek ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

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About the Location

Modern South Africa is a complex place.  South Africa emerged from the apartheid era with the inauguration of Nelson Mandela in 1994, but the legacy of apartheid is still strongly felt.  Cape Town, nicknamed "the Mother City" because of its role in the history of South Africa, is a city of about 3.5 million people situated on the Cape of Good Hope.  Cape Town is a modern, cosmopoliton city that still bears the scars of the apartheid era.  The city's most striking feature is Table Mountain, a 1,000-foot high volcanic mountain that dominates views from all parts of the city.  Students studying in Cape Town will contrast the beauty of downtown Cape Town with views of Robben Island just in the harbor and the plight of the people in the many townships that surround the city.


Academics

Students on the Cape Town: Arts & Sciences program will take courses at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  UCT is an English-speaking university, the oldest university in South Africa, and is widely regarded as the best university in sub-saharan Africa. 

Students will earn between 16-18 hours of credit on 3-5 courses during a semester on the program depending on the credit structure of the individual classes taken.  Students will be able to choose from all of the disciplines available at UCT with the exception of the health sciences, but should have some flexibility in course scheduling as some courses may be full or require prerequisites.


General ProgramDates

Fall semester – mid-July to mid-November
Spring semester – late January to early June


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

CIEE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on CIEE programs. Information is available on the CIEE website.


Housing

Students can live in either residence halls with South African students or homestays.  Meals are not included in the residence halls, but students who choose the homestay option will have breakfast and dinner provided on weekdays.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline.  See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, at which time students will apply to CIEE.  Final acceptance will come from CIEE.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

Click here for the semester programs pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Interested?  Join the Global Education Center Facebook page to connect with alumni, chat with other interested students, and get program updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

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Testimonial:
Testimonial:
My life plan has definitely changed since going abroad. I now officially know that I want to help people in some capacity during my professional career. I have now decided to do Research at Elon because of the experience that I had in Cape Town. Further, I'd like to return to Cape Town within 5 years, hopefully to go to graduate school or by getting a fellowship of some sort.
     — Courtney Vaughn, Fall 2013
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/24/2019 06/08/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 07/04/2019 11/16/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/27/2020 06/12/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.