Program Details

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (the former University of Port Elizabeth or UPE) became a long-cherished reality in 1964, when the first and only dual-medium university in the country came into being. Since its inception the University has grown ra
Location:
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Port Elizabeth, otherwise known as the “friendly city” or simply PE, is South Africa’s fifth largest city. Life in PE generally revolves around the beach, where ocean sports rule: swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bodysurfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, fishing, boating, and scuba diving are all readily available.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (the former University of Port Elizabeth or UPE) became a long-cherished reality in 1964, when the first and only dual-medium university in the country came into being. Since its inception the University has grown rapidly from 320 students to nearly 6,000. The main campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University enjoys a unique location in the Summerstrand section of Port Elizabeth, four miles from the city center, in a nature reserve surrounded by the sea and coastal dunes. NMMU is an engaged and people-centered university that serves the needs of its diverse communities by contributing to sustainable development through excellent academic courses, research and service delivery. NMMU is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse universities in southern Africa with students studying in seven faculties across the university.

Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Housing • Meals and Laundry Services • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • Tutoring • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities

Setting Description:
Students will have full access to all resources at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University including the library, study lounges, computer labs, internet access, athletic facilities, student clubs and academic advising. The Resident Director is available at all times and conducts the on-site orientation, leads excursions, assists with housing and provides academic and cultural support.
Cost:
Please refer to the ISA website

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