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LAS/SAO Course Abroad: Global Studies, GLBL 298: Globalization & Urban Inequalities, Cape Town, South Africa (winter)
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Break
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Winter Break
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Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:
GLBL 298 South Africa

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Study Abroad Office present
a Fall/Winter Faculty-Led Program:

GLBL 298: Globalization and Urban Inequalities
Cape Town, South Africa

On Campus Class Meetings: Begin 2nd 8 weeks of Fall 2015 term. Wednesdays from 5-8 pm in 19 Temple Buell Hall.
Program Dates Abroad:  January 2-15, 2016
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015


Meet the Faculty Leader & Learn More!


Course Description

Syllabus - GLBL S Africa Syllabus Winter Break 2015.pdf

In this course, you will explore how current policies of neoliberal globalization shape and are shaped by social hierarchies and spatial segregation at the city scale. Specifically, we will explore how global econmic policies and processes are re-articulating Cape Town’s segregated residential landscape of rich, white urban suburbs and poor, black peri-urban townships.

This course will appeal to students of urban sociology, geography, anthropolgy, political science and urban planning interested in the relation between spatial practices and struggles for racial, gender and class justice. 

Ken Salo
FacultyLeader Bio
Prof. Ken Salo teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental justice, environmental racism, law and international environmental policy, global justice movements, international development and planning, and negotiation and conflict management. 

Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, the SAO will organize a group flight for this course, as long as there are more than 10 participants. All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.

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How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $50 application fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
All of the application process can be completed online.
All faculty-led program applications require at minimum:
  • 5 short answer personal essay questions (max of 200 words each)
  • Passport photocopy OR receipt as proof of application for a new or renewed passport (passport must be valid)
  • Unofficial Illinois transcript (not required for first semester freshmen)
  • A few short questionnaires and signature documents 
*It is at the program leader’s discretion to require an interview as part of the application process. 
Program Academics & Eligibility

This course is worth 3 credits. 

Cape Town  Syllabus Syllabus.pdf

Application Requirements: Illinois undergraduates
Language of Instruction: English

*Program dates and fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants. 
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Housing & Meals
Housing: Double rooms with other program participants in safe and secure hotels/hostels in Cape Town, incl. Highbury and Devonshire Houses of Riverview Lodge. 
Meals: Most meals per day are included in the program fee. Students will be responsible for any meals/drinks beyond the included meals. 
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Program Fees

If the Study Abroad Office nominates or accepts you to the study abroad program you have applied for, the Study Abroad Office will bill your Illinois student account a non-refundable $305 advance fee.  This fee will be deducted from the final cost of your program fees; however, please note that this fee is not refundable should you decide to withdraw from the study abroad program.
2015-16 estimated PROGRAM FEE: TBD
2014-15 PROGRAM FEE: $3,665
*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.
Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.
Program Fee Includes: Round-trip airfare (Chicago - Cape Town), airport transfers, housing and meals, orientation programs, program excursions, and international health insurance
Program Fee Does NOT Include: Personal expenses while abroad (est. $300) and passport/visa fees (if applicable). These are off budget costs that are estimated and will be expenses that come out of your own pocket. 

2015-16 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: TBD
2014-15 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: $3,965

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Scholarship Opportunities

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences receive a scholarship toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination. Non-LAS students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.

You should also apply for the Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship.  For more information, click here.  If you are a non-LAS student, be sure to contact your college about any possible scholarship opportunities.
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Contact Information

For any questions you may have or for more detailed information on the program, please contact the faculty leader, Prof. Ken Salo or the Office of Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (IAGE). The Office of IAGE is located at:
910 S. Fifth Street
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:45pm.  We are closed on holidays and when classes are not in session.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2015-2016 09/15/2015
09/16/2015 01/02/2016 01/15/2016
Winter Break 2016-2017 09/10/2016 09/10/2016 TBA TBA

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