Program Overview

The summer Community Development and Social Justice program in Cape Town, South Africa is designed for students from all academic disciplines who want to learn about the challenges and realities of post-Apartheid South Africa through innovative courses and an integrated community service study abroad project.
You will take the two required CIEE courses. The Poverty and Development: Cape Town Case Study course includes 45 contact hours for a recommended 5 credits. The Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course includes 15 classroom hours, 5 reflection hours, and 90 service hours for a recommended 5 credits.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Community Development and Social Justice

Additional requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in community service or volunteerism

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20183/1/2018mid-Junelate July

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.