Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
- Program Terms: Fall, Spring
- Restrictions: SU applicants only
- Courses Offered
Fall: early September to mid-December
Spring: early February to mid-May
The semester program consists of four courses, including an independent study project. Courses are taught in English. Grades from SIT will be posted to your academic record and factored into your overall GPA at SU.
For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, Syracuse Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.
The program features several homestays designed to introduce students firsthand to South Africa’s cultural diversity. Students spend four weeks with Xhosa-speaking families in Langa Township in Cape Town, one week with families in the rural Eastern Cape (Tsabo), one week with bilingual Afrikaans- and English-speaking families in Stellenbosch, and one week with another bilingual family in Bo Kaap.
All U.S. Citizens and most non-U.S. citizens are required to have a student visa for their semester in South Africa. SIT will provide assistance with the visa application process.
You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work study. Besides tuition, you will also be charged program fee which covers pre-departure meetings, International Travel insurance and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged.
For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here: SIT South Africa Multiculturalism and Human Rights Budget 2018-2019.pdf
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Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and SIT application.
Please note: due to the small number of spaces in each program, it is possible for a program to reach maximum enrollment before the application due date.