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Join students from Concordias across the US for a challenging and inspiring semester in South Africa, a country of incredible physical beauty and social paradoxes. The home of Nelson Mandela continues to capture the world's attention even now 20 years after the end of the Apartheid system of state-sponsored racism. There is much to admire and reflect upon in this critically important African nation.
The program is based just outside Cape Town in the suburb of Stellenbosch. Cape Town's beauty is world famous, beginning with the iconic Table Mountain to the quaint waterfront and the wineries and mountains surrounding Stellenbosch.
Concordia Semester students will attend Stellenbosch University, a full-service university with instruction in English. Students may select up to 15 hours of credit. All Concordia Semester students will take two classes from Concordia faculty who will be accompanying the semester.
Concordia Courses (6 credit hours)
Cross-Cultural Outreach (3 credit hours)
World Religions (3 credit hours)
Stellenbosch Courses (6 - 9 credit hours)
The cost for the Concordia Semester South Africa is $13,075. You will pay CTX directly for the cost of the semester, just as you would for any other semester.
CTX academic scholarships do not apply to the Concordia Semester in South Africa, but other types of financial aid, including government grants or loans and private loans, do apply.
We do also offer a $500 travel grant to the first four CTX students to apply to the Concordia Semester.
The program fee includes tuition for up to 15 hours of credit; housing in single rooms in the university residence; on-site orientation; a 6-day excursion over Spring Break to the Congo Caves, crocodile, cheetah and ostrich farms, and Tsitsikamma National Park; weekly cultural and social events; and access to local support staff based at the university.
What's not Included
Airfare from the US; meals, passport/visa fees (if applicable); personal expenses; optional excursions (other than the Spring Break trip); textbooks.