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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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, cosmopolitan 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 townships that surround the city.


Academics


At CIEE’s Global Institute – Cape Town, students will have unmatched flexibility to design a study abroad program that offers maximum immersion and intensive study.
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Elon students are allowed to study in Cape for a minimum of two blocks, Block I and II (12 weeks) or a maximum of three blocks, Block I, II and III (18 weeks).  In the case that students elect to study for three blocks, students shall be allowed to exceed the 20 credit hour maximum normally extended to semester study abroad students at Elon, up to 24 credits.

Students participating in the Open Campus program will be prompted select an academic track during the application process and enroll in three six-week academic blocks per semester. Students enroll in two courses from their chosen academic track* per academic block, having the choice of two or three electives from dozens of courses across a range of academic disciplines. Add an optional academic project to further enrich studies. 

*Students will be prompted to choose a track as part of their application, however they can also select “no preference: multi-disciplinary.” Regardless of selected track, students can choose their courses from among all offered courses. Study Tours and Academic Projects are designed to align with track themes.

Academic Tracks:


Business
Communications, Journalism, and New Media
Health Sciences
International Relations and Political Science
Language, Literature, and Culture

See the curriculum listed on the CIEE brochure for available courses for each track. 

CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, in addition to required excursions that complement coursework.

Students are graded on class participation, attendance, homework assignments, and projects exams, and/or presentations. CIEE reports grades U.S.-style, with letter grades.
 
  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy. Students must take a full course load according to the program.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

Fall semester - mid-August to mid-December
Spring semester - mid-February to mid-May


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.  Full program cost information is posted on the budget sheets (coming soon).


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

Homestay

Living with a South African family is the best way to maximize cultural immersion. Families live throughout the Cape Town area, and students take public transportation to and from the Global Institute.

Breakfast and dinner are provided on weekdays. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on weekends. Students are responsible for lunch on weekdays.

Shared apartment

Students share apartments above the Global Institute with other CIEE participants and Resident Assistants (RAs). There is a combination of both single and double rooms within the apartments. These are allocated randomly. Students share kitchen and other facilities with five to 10 students. All residents of the apartments share basic cleaning duties. 

Students are responsible for all meals. They can prepare their own meals at their apartment, or eat at the many restaurants on the Global Institute block. 

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.

Global Ambassadors 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 Global Ambassadors 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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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 01/07/2019 05/11/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
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Rolling Admission 08/12/2019 12/14/2019
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.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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.