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Faculty-Led UMKC Global Health and Social Issues South Africa Summer Program
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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:

UMKC Global Health and Social Issues South Africa Summer Program
UMKC Faculty-Led Summer Program

Study global health and social issues in Cape Town, South Africa!

Dates: May 25 - May 31, 2014
Sessions on February 22, April 11 & 12, and April 25 & 26, and a post-trip debriefing in July

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

South Africa - Lab


Earn 3 UMKC credits in through this intensive course led by UMKC 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 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 may register during online application process through the Post-Trip Questionnaire

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.


    Accommodation costs
    Transportation expenses
    Entry fees

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

Program Cost
Budget Item Resident UG Resident Grad Non-Res UG Non-Res Grad
Tuition * $1,050.54 $1,207.44 $2,325.24 $2,808.54
Program Fee (including accomodations) $800.00 $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
TerraDotta Study Abroad Subscription * $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Billable subtotal: $1,875.54 $2,032.44 $3,150.24 $3,633.54
Other Fees if Necessary (Passport, Visa) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Health Insurance $32.50 $32.50 $32.50 $32.50
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 $1,900.00 $1,900.00 $1,900.00 $1,900.00
Non-billable subtotal: $2,282.50 $2,282.50 $2,282.50 $2,282.50
Total: $4,113.04 $4,314.99 $5,387.74 $5,916.04

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.