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Faculty-Led UMKC Summer Global Health and Social Issues in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Study Abroad Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Faculty-Led
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Capetown, south africa | SUMMER
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UMKC Faculty-Led Summer Program
Global Health and Social Issues in South Africa
Study global health and social issues in
Cape Town, South Africa this summer!

Dates: May 2016 (TBA)
sessions on April 10, 11; May 1,2, and a post-trip debriefing in June (TBA)

UMKC Faculty Leaders:
Dr. Arif Ahmed |
 Michael Wood |

Special scholarships are available for students participating in this course!
South Africa
South Africa - Lab

Earn 3 UMKC credits through this intensive course led by Health Administration faculty from UMKC’s Bloch School and hosted by UMKC's sister institution, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

This interdisciplinary course (3 credit hours) focuses broadly on global health and social issues from the perspectives of national and international policy, economic and cultural issues, and activities that can alleviate the world-wide burden of disease and disparity. Intensive pre-trip sessions include discussions on South African economic, political and social history in a 21st century context, recognizing the extraordinary dynamism of this very important country. Upon return to Kansas City, students will reflect on their experiences via formal presentation and report.
Cape Town Information

Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city. It is famous for its spectacular geographic setting with the iconic Table Mountain overlooking “the Fairest Cape in all the world”. Forbes calls it one of the most beautiful cities on the globe. Apart from its physical beauty, Cape Town boasts great cultural diversity, a vibrant jazz scene, and is at the heart of a legendary wine producing region. Its significance in the overturning of apartheid cannot be overemphasized.

Post-Course Excursion

Students can participate in an optional, non-credit post-trip excursion to a South African game preserve, to the beautiful wine country, or to the breathtaking seacoast near Cape Town. While such post-trip visits are not a formal part of the program, the course leaders will be available to suggest how interested students might best take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Payment for some of the expenses will be collected in the spring to ensure availability of rooms, etc.

Special scholarships may be available for students participating in this course!

Estimated Program Cost
Budget Item
In state (resident)
3 undergrad credits
  In state (resident)
3 graduate credits
  Out of state
(non res)
3 undergrad credits
  Out of state (non res)
3 graduate credits
$1,016.67 $1,477.67   $2,429.57   $3,102.77
Program Fee (including accommodations) $800.00   $800.00   $800.00   $800.00
TerraDotta Study Abroad Subscription $25.00   $25.00   $25.00 $25.00
Billable subtotal: $1,948.67   $2,302.67   $3,254.57   $3,927.77
Other Fees if Necessary (Passport, Visa) $0.00   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Health Insurance $34.60   $34.60   $34.60   $34.60
Books & Class Materials $0.00   $0.00   $0.00   $0.00
Food $250.00   $250.00   $250.00   $250.00
Personal Expenses $100.00   $100.00   $100.00   $100.00
Round Trip Airfare $1,800.00   $1,800.00   $1,800.00   $1,800.00
Non-billable subtotal**: $2,184.60   $2,184.60   $2,184.60   $2,184.60
Total: $4,133.27   $4,487.27   $5,439.17   $6,112.37
Non-refundable Payment Schedule Non-refundable 
Payment Due Date
Payment Amount
Method of Payment
1st Online Payment (will only be refunded if not accepted) Program Fee Tues Mar 1, 2016 $800 Click here to pay online with credit or debit card
Total Payment Amount: Other fees not included in this payment list are detailed above     Pay in increments by due date or pay in full by first due date
Note: The study abroad applicaiton subscription, the balance for the 3 UMKC credit hour Summer '15 class, and round trip airfare will be billed to your student Pathway account. The Cashiers and Collections office will send you an email and direct you on how to make the UMKC tuition bill payment.
*UMKC tuition rates are based on students' individual degree programs. The figure above is an estimate. See the UMKC Fee Estimator.

**Spending money, food/meals, miscellaneous, and travel costs will vary according to personal preference and should be considered in budget planning.
Please contact the UMKC Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at 816-235-1154 to see what aid may be available for your study abroad program.
Special scholarships may be available for students participating in this course.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the host university, program leader, or program provider.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.