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LAS/SAO Course Abroad: Global Studies, GLBL 298: Globalization & Social Inequalities in Segregated Cape Town, South Africa (winter)
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Terms: Winter Break
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Illinois applicants only
Budget Sheets Winter Break
Fact Sheet:
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirement:
 Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
 Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:
Please check back in March 2015 to see if this program will be offered

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 Social Inequalities in Segregated Cape Town
South Africa

On Campus Class Meetings: Begin 2nd 8 weeks of Fall 2014 term. Wednesdays from 5-8 pm in 19 Temple Buell Hall.
Program Dates Abroad:  January 2 - 18, 2015
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014

Meet the Faculty Leader & Learn More!


Course Description

In this course, you will explore the City of Cape Town, South Africa, as the socio-economically segregated space produced by historically symbolic and material conflicts between its rich and poor inhabitants over access to resources and opportunities for social property and power.  You will experience resident-led walking tours and engage in cross-cultural debates with urban socially poor people to explore how they appropriate and reclaim official spaces such as temporary resettlement areas and urban parks. You will produce a map of contested public spaces as current sites of struggle, and write a review essay on the relation between segregated urban space and social hierarchies of race, class and gender.

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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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.
2014-15 estimated PROGRAM FEE: $3,500 - $3,800
*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. 

2014-15 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: $3,800 - $4,100
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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, Ken Salo or Adam Heinz in the Study Abroad Office (SAO).  The SAO 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 2014-2015 09/15/2014 
09/16/2014 01/02/2015 01/18/2015
Winter Break 2015-2016 09/10/2015 09/10/2015 TBA TBA

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