Experience Cape Town

During the past two decades, South Africa has witnessed sweeping changes in its political and cultural landscape. Previously stigmatized because of its violently racist regime, it is now celebrated as a nation with one of the most progressive constitutions in the world.

Get introduced to South Africa’s rich and complex history through courses and lectures that explore a dynamic society in transition, then immerse yourself in the living history of South Africa by interning with institutions that are helping create a democratic civil society.

Cape Town, the location of the national parliament, is a magnificently beautiful city nestled between sandy beaches and gorgeous mountaintops.

FALL 2024
August 15 - November 30, 2024

A local internship allowed me to experience South Africa in a capacity that I couldn’t have in a classroom setting. I was able to intern with a local NGO that promotes transparency in the South African Parliament. For my political science major, this internship proved invaluable.

Ariana Rowberry
Peace, War, and Defense & Political Science Double Major

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Application Deadline

March 1


All students who have sophomore status or above and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Contact / Advising

Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships
Schedule advising here.