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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/26/2019 06/06/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: X - Not applicable
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
South Africa- Banks


Racial tension in South Africa can still be felt even 25 years after the fall of Apartheid. The “Rainbow Nation” has a long and trouble history, but continues to try and move towards equity and empowerment of all. This trip will ask participants to look at that history and its numerous parallels to United State history in an authentic, personal way. Conversations tying together activism, policy, and reconciliation will encourage students to talk openly about their experiences in a raced world in order to build stronger interracial connections abroad and at Missouri State.

Program Fee: $3,660

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation to DFW Airport
  • In Country Transportation
  • Most Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Some Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3) 
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Matthew Banks
Multicultural Programs and LGBT Student Services


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Informational Meeting
Program Itinerary   
May 26 Depart for Dallas Fort Worth Airport
May 27 Arrival in Cape Town, ISA Orientation Session & Welcome Dinner
May 28 University of the Western Cape Campus Tour, Mayibue Archives, Guest Lecture on Racial Segregation during and post-Apartheid, Meeting with local students about activism on campus
May 29 Greenmarket Square, Iziko Slave Lodge, Bo-Kaap Museum
May 30 University of Cape Town Campus Tour, Campus Tour
Guest lecture on Environmental Racism and Cape Town response to Water Shortage, meet with local students about Rhodes statue removal and activism on campus, lunch near Rhodes Memorial
May 31 Day Trip to Aquila Game Reserve
June 1 Cape Town Community Tour, Robben Island, District Six Museum, and Langa Township
  Free Day
June 3 Meeting with Gugulethu host families and lunch at Mzoli’s
June 4 Final free day to tour Cape Town on own, farewell dinner in the evening
June 5 Return flight to DFW Airport
June 6 Arrive at Dallas Fort Worth Airport & drive back to Springfield
Post-Program Meetings Topic

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.