June 14-July 17, 2013
The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to all George Mason University undergraduate and graduate students. Students must have completed one year of college and have a 2.8 GPA or higher.
Undergraduate: Earn 6 undergraduate transfer credits offered in a variety of disciplines, including Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Business, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Global Affairs, Global Community Health, Government, History, Philosophy and Sociology.
Visit to Cape Town, Robben Island, African Penguin Colony at Boulder Beach, Warmwaterberg Spa and 6-day Garden Route Safari.
CONTACT: Denise Elles-Mdahuar via email or by calling 703.993.2155 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
Campus at Stellenbosch University
This program offers students the opportunity to study at Stellenbosch University, located in the heart of South Africa's Western Cape Winelands! Students will participate in a four-week South African Study Program at Stellenbosch University where, in addition to an Intro course on South Africa's Political History, they'll be able to choose two modules from a range of subjects:
- Bio-Diversity: Plants for the People of the Western Cape
- Apartheid and After: Representations of South Africa in Art and Media
- HIV and AIDS: A South African Perspective
- Growth, Unemployment and Inequality in South Africa
- Apartheid and After: Negotiating Identities in Literature and Film
- Challenges for Democratic Consolidation
- Ethics, Science and Culture in Philosophical Perspective
CLICK HERE for more detailed class descriptions.
Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa
The program also includes a 6-day Garden Route Safari where students will have opportunities to feed elephants at Addo Elephant Park, play with monkeys at a primate sanctuary, whale watching in the seaside town of Hermanus, ride an ostrich, tour Cango Caves, visit a penguin colony in Betty's Bay and explore Cape Agulhas, the southern tip of the African continent where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Look out for the African Big 5 on your safari!
More About Stellenbosch University:
Stellenbosch University lies in the beautiful Jonkeshoek Valley and can trace its roots back to the 17th Century. In 1996, the university awarded Nelson Mandela an honorary doctorate. Today it has a student population of 24,000 with a mixture of South African and international students. All class instruction is taught in English and students will live in double rooms on campus.
Dates: June 14-July 17, 2013*
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Cape Town for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
- Airport transfers between Cape Town International Airport and Stellenbosch
- Guided tours
- Field excursions and cultural activities
- 6-day Garden Route Safari
- Pre-departure orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
Click on the link here for supplementary application materials.
This is a TRANSFER CREDIT program. You must receive the grade of "C" or higher on your transcript at the end of your study for your credits to transfer back to Mason (grades do not transfer back). The course approval process is completed using the "Petition for the Transfer of Credit" form. Each student should have at least 2 courses approved per session (a first and a second choice). If you have any questions about this form, please contact your program officer.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.