May 13 - June 3, 2019
Program Description: Students in TnCIS South Africa 2018 will have the opportunity to take one of the following courses: World Literature, Mathematics, or Sociology. Each course will emphasize society in Cape Town, with a focus on historical and social issues specific to South Africa. As appropriate, each course will focus on aspects of Cape Town life, including social issues, historical events, and literary contributions that will enhance the course material and bring it to life while on location. Additionally, each class will incorporate an element of Service Learning that will include faculty directed, hands-on volunteer projects (see syllabi for specific details). The emphasis of the program is getting to know Cape Town and the diverse peoples who live, work, and play there. In addition to adding invaluable experience to their resume, students will have life-changing encounters and adventures in one of the world's most diverse and beautiful cities.
Courses: Students may choose 1 course (3 credit hours) in the following:
- Modern World Literature: ENGL 2320
- African American Literature: ENGL 2055
- Environmental Science I: BIOL 1510
- Modern World History: HIST 2320
- Social Psychology: PSYC 3410/2120
Class: Classes will be held at various locations, including schools, museums, and onsite at the lodging facility. Days and hours will vary, depending on individual instructors.
Excursions: Excursions may include the Cape of Good Hope, beaches and historic fishing villages on the peninsula, the Slave Lodge and District Six Museums, Boulders Beach, home of African penguins, a boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Students are also encouraged to book their own excursions to the summit of Table Mountain, to experience a safari wildlife tour, or to go shark diving.
Accommodations: In Cape Town, students will stay in a hostel in the Green Point neighborhood with easy access to taxis and buses for visits further afield. The Green Point area is a residential neighborhood that caters to students and young professionals and is a short walk from the Atlantic Seaboard and its famous beaches. Restaurants and grocery stores are also conveniently located. Two meals daily are included in the cost of the program, excluding travel days.
Program Fee: The program fee is made up of the application fee and program fee (airfare included). All fees are paid at your home institution. Students are also required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 by February 1. This fee will be paid through your Study Abroad application.
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- International airfare from Nashville
- Program lodging
- Group excursions
- Required ground transportation
- limited health insurance
- Tuition for 3-credit hours
- Transportation to and from Nashville
- Personal Spending Money
A $100 U of M administration fee is already included in the given program price, but students will need to pay the TnCIS Application Fee, which is not included in the program price.
Application Procedure: In addition to the study abroad application due February 1, applicants will need to complete the TnCIS application by February 1. This application includes the online form, official transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Students are notified of acceptance by e-mail at the end of February.