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W&M Summer- Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: WM Sponsored Summer Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: University of Cape Town
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Service Component: Yes Click here for a definition of this term WM/Reves Scholarships: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: WM Credit Click here for a definition of this term Admission Requirements: Good Academic Standing
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior Click here for a definition of this term Program Goal: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Standard Student Dorm Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
Program Description:

The Cape Town summer program mixes classroom instruction and hands-on service learning, allowing students to study and experience how post-Apartheid South Africa is working to combat racial, ethnic, economic, and political disparity.

Prior to the program, students will enroll in a 1 credit Spring 2014 course:

HIST 325: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
This class explores the rise and fall of apartheid, the system of rigid racial segregation and domination that existed in South Africa from 1948 to 1994.  It also examines the successful anti-apartheid movement but also considers apartheid's legacy in contemporary South Africa and will prepare students for their Cape Town experience.

Once in Capetown students will take two 3 credit Summer 2014 courses for a total of 6 credits:

HIST 317: History of Modern South Africa (GER 4C)
This course  will engage in great depth major themes such as Segregation and Apartheid, Black politics, culture and life, the eventually successful anti-apartheid liberation struggle and the struggles of a “new” South Africa as remembered by individual South Africans and recorded by scholars of South Africa. In Cape Town, we will have many classes at actual historic sites, including Robben Island, District Six, and the South African Parliament.

GBST 498: Global Studies Internship.
During this service learning course, students will be able to choose between working as English, math, and computer tutors to 11- and-12-year-olds in Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's largest townships, and attend class with local faculty from diverse fields. Students will earn a total of 6 credits during the Cape Town Summer Program, all of which will appear on their W&M transcripts and be included in GPA calculations.

Students live in University of Cape Town housing and all meals are included. The Cape Town program includes excursions to locations such as Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela's imprisonment, Table Mountain, Cape Point, and museums and historic sites in and around Cape Town.

The Reves Center advisor for the Cape Town Summer Program is Molly DeStafney,

Host Institution:
University of Cape Town; SHAWCO

W&M Faculty:
Robert Vinson
University Associate Professor of Teaching Excellence
Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History

Arrival date: June 16, 2014
Departure date: July 14, 2014

Application ($75) February 3
Deposit ($500):  March 10
Final payment:  April 1

All College students in good academic standing.
Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply here: Non-WM Summer Program Application Form

Participation in 1 credit course in Spring 2014 semester

Language Requirements:

Course Information:
Students will earn 6 credits through HIST 317 and GBST 498. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Program Costs: 
2014 program fee: $6150

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar's Office. Students are responsible for airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

Pre-requisite: Spring '14 1 credit course

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.