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Cape Town: University of Cape Town via IES

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Program based at the University of Cape Town. Courses at University of Cape Town (one course must be South Africa-focused). Earning a 3.0 gpa at UCT requires serious attention to coursework and exams. Beautiful city with extremes of wealth and poverty and high crime rates that require careful attention.
Feb-June, July-Nov semesters. Total UCT enrollment: 25,500.

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Dance Opportunities in African dance performance and history.

Africana Broad, comprehensive course offerings across the curriculum

Kruger National Park: OTS - African Ecology and Conservation

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Two concurrent semester programs; similar curriculum and coursework; one program based at Kruger, the other at West Coast National Park. South African eco-systems, wildlife conservation. Academically serious; significant field work and data collection. 5 day excursion to Cape Town. Basic housing in tents and cabins. Pre-requisite: 2 semesters of biology, ecology or other related science.

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Environmental Studies South Africa eco-systems and wildlife conservation

Durban: SIT - Community Health and Social Policy

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Community Health; academic excursions to hospitals, special needs schools and various NGOs; independent study project or internship. Rural home stay with community health workers. Home stay in Durban township; briefer rural home stays. A dynamic, multicultural city with (similar to much of South Africa) high crime rates that require careful attention. Early Application needed. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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Public Health: Interplay of health care policy, education, and practice. Independent study project.

Durban: SIT - Social and Political Transformation

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Social and Political Development; a dynamic, multicultural city; academic excursions to Johannesburg and Mozambique; Zulu language; independent study project or internship. Home stay in township; briefer rural home stays. A dynamic, multicultural city with (similar to much of South Africa) high crime rates that require careful attention. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

Cape Town: SIT - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

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Multiculturalism, Human Rights and the legacy of apartheid. Program orientation in Johannesburg. Home stays in township, rural village and Stellenbosch; independent study project or internship. Cape Town is beautiful city with extremes of wealth and poverty and high crime rates that require careful attention. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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