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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Caroline Nikolaus (30006) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Program Provider: SIT Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below)
Fall Calendar: Mid-August to mid-December Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Spring 2022
Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 2
Program Description:

On this SIT program, explore the bustling city and engage with the local communities as you focus on issues of development, nation building, and reconciliation of South Africa’s social and political spheres. You will learn about the historical background of South Africa’s apartheid system, the dismantling of that system, and the emerging visions for South Africa, politically and socially. Courses are taught in English, and students will study and learn to speak the native language of isiZulu. In addition to your coursework, you have the option to complete an internship, an independent study project, or a journalism project that includes a features a full length article in collaboration with Cape Town journalist. Students are required to stay in three types of homestays: two urban homestays in Cato Manor, and Newlands, and a rural homestay in Amacambini.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/11/2024 09/12/2024 TBA TBA