Program Details

Global LEAD doesn’t merely transplant the American-style classroom to Cape Town, South Africa – we transform your study abroad experience by focusing on out-of-the classroom learning and lessons with real life application. More than econ or bio, these cla
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Social Services
Duration:
3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
Why choose between studying abroad, an international service trip and a backpacking adventure when you can do all three with Global LEAD? Through our holistic philosophy, you will feel the rush of extreme adventures like shark cage diving and serve the children of impoverished townships. Throughout the trip, you'll learn about your personal leadership style in the context of vibrant Cape Town, South Africa.

Global LEAD doesn’t merely transplant the American-style classroom to Cape Town, South Africa – we transform your study abroad experience by focusing on out-of-the classroom learning and lessons with real life application. More than econ or bio, these classes are all about YOU - your strengths, vision and values.

Highlights:
• Combine study abroad, service and adventure into one unforgettable summer
• Swim with Great White Sharks where they film 'Shark Week'
• Connect with families and create afterschool programs
• Experience an incredibly dynamic city, often rated the #1 tourist destination in the world
v You will enroll in two courses offered exclusively on Global LEAD experiences through our academic partner, Oglethorpe University. OU is a prestigious liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The classes you will take on Global LEAD Cape Town are Leadership in Action (3 credits) and Global Citizenship and Service (3 credits). More than econ or sciences, the classes focus on YOU - your personality, strengths and vision for the future.

Global LEAD is unique in our additional attention to the personal development of our students. Our personal development curriculum is designed to engage you wherever you are in life, expose you to new ideas and life-changing experiences and equip you with the tools to make a difference in your community and the world.

The leadership and service learning courses offered, for six hours of upper-level elective credit, emphasize the culture and natural surroundings of Cape Town. Both courses use an experiential learning philosophy so you get out of the classroom and into the community! Field trips and adventure activities like climbing to the top of Table Mountain and visiting African penguins on Boulders Beach are part of our 'class time.' Additionally, Global LEAD’s personal development curriculum is designed to engage you wherever you are in life, expose you to new ideas and life-changing experiences and equip you with the tools to make a difference in your community and the world.
Setting Description:
Cape Town, Africa’s most cosmopolitan city, sparkles with unique opportunities that you will enjoy during your five-week African adventure. From the natural beauty of Table Mountain to the international flair of the VA Waterfront and hidden gems such as the Old Biscuit Mill market, you will love this city.
Cost:
2015 Pricing listed below: Program Fee: $4950 Tuition: $3000 for all 6 credits International Airfare

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