This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.
UGA- SPIA- GLOBIS - Global Studies in South Africa Summer
The program combines four weeks of experiential learning with traditional classroom instruction. The objective of the program is to give students a comprehensive grasp of the issues facing South Africa, as it continues its efforts to create a democratic, fair, and inclusive society in the post-apartheid era.
Stellenbosch is a college town, similar to Athens, located 30 miles from Cape Town. It lies in the heart of the winelands region of South Africa’s Western Cape province. It is surrounded by the Jonkershoek mountain range and is just 10 miles from the beaches of False Bay. The program is hosted by the University of Stellenbosch, one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in Africa.
113 Franklin House
Contact the following previous participants for more information:
All students will earn 9 credit hours for the program. Below is the academic information from the 2019 program.
All students must register for INTL 4355, African Political Systems
, and will be given 3 hours UGA credit for this course.
Students must also choose one of the following tracks for transfer credit from Stellenbosch University:
1) Doing Business in South Africa (3 credits taught by Stellenbosch Univ faculty)
2) Sustainability and Community Engagement (one class - 6 credits - taught by Stellenbosch Univ faculty)
3) Public Health in South Africa
(two classes - six credits- taught by Stellenbosch Univ faculty)
4) Political Science (2 classes - 6 credits; one taught by UGA faculty and one taught by Stellenbosch Univ faculty) NEW FOR 2020
POLS XXXX, to be determined. Taught by University of Georgia faculty member
For more information on the courses offered, please visit the Stellenbosch University Summer School website by clicking here
Cultural tours will include tours to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point, as well as other destinations in and around Cape Town. The program will conclude with a 6-day garden route tour
arranged by Stellenbosch University. Although every effort will be made to keep the tours as planned, minor adjustments may be made.
The program fee includes accommodation in Stellenbosch and on any program tours. It includes the use of all university facilities, entrance fees to all sites, guided tours at these sites, and local transportation costs. The program fee includes the following:
Students will live in campus housing at Stellenbosch University. This is adjacent to the campus and the downtown area.
Breakfast is provided every morning in the university housing. Breakfasts and dinners are also included on the 6-day garden tour at the end of the program.
If you are a HOPE/Zell scholarship award recipient
, you will receive a refund for part of your program fee. This reduces the overall out of pocket expense for those students. The refund to your student account will come from your HOPE/Zell and will be approximately $1,117.
All students studying abroad on this program are eligible to apply for the University of Georgia Foundation Incentive Scholarship for Central America, South America, and Africa
: These scholarships are for degree-seeking students at the University of Georgia who are in good academic standing and participating in a UGA Study Abroad Program, UGA Exchange Program, or UGA Independent Experience for academic credit in the regions of Central America, South America and Africa. Priority is given to undergraduate students who demonstrate academic merit, financial need, and relevance of study abroad program to academic goals. A limited number of graduate student awards will be available.
: Twice a year deadline in Spring (Feb 15) and Fall (Oct 15).