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Faculty-Led UMKC Summer Global Health and Social Issues in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing 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 22-28, 2016

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

Application Deadline: March 4, 2016
Arif and Students
South Africa - Lab
Join students from across the campus as we travel again to Cape Town, South Africa for a unique study abroad course focused on Global Health and Social Issues. Offered in collaboration with the University of Western Cape, this course provides an extraordinary learning opportunity for anyone interested in global health and development issues through a combination of field trips and in-class activities.

Course number: PA5587/497 (3 credit hours)
Pre-Trip Course Sessions South Africa Ocean
Friday, April 8, 2016 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, April 29, 2016 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday April 30, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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.

Additional Independent Travel

Students can participate in an optional, non-credit independent excursion to a South African game preserve, to the beautiful wine country or to the breathtaking seacoast near Cape Town. While such independent options 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. Interested students will work directly with vendors to secure the bookings and make payments.

Advanced payment for some of the expenses my be required by vendors in the spring to ensure availability of rooms, etc.

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) $850.00   $850.00   $850.00   $850.00
TerraDotta Study Abroad Subscription $50   $50   $50 $50
Billable subtotal:              
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
Non-refundable Payment Schedule Payment Due Date Payment Amount Method of Payment
Program Deposit  (will only be refunded if not accepted)  Tues Mar 18, 2016 $850 Click here to pay online with credit or debit card
Remaining Payment Amount (Other fees not included in this payment list are detailed above) Billed through Pathway Remaining 
Pay in full though Pathway
Note: Program payments are non-refundable to admitted students after March 18th. The study abroad application subscription, the balance for the 3 UMKC credit hour Summer '16 class 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. Apply by February 19, 2016. See  South Africa Scholarship-Application 2016.pdf for details. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.