Table mountain and Capetown

IES South Africa — Summer Health Studies

  1. Program Details

    Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is not only one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but also an ideal location to experience the complex socio-economic health care challenges of a multi-cultural developing country with great disparities.

    Location Cape Town, South Africa
    Term Summer Session
    Housing Dormitory
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor IES

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.5
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. Program Structure

    One of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers, IES is a Chicago,IL-based, not-for-profit organization that enrolls more than 5,000 students annually, offering quality study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.

    This is an affiliate program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.

    Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.

    Coursework

    You will enroll in two courses for a total of 6 credits. 

    Choose from courses in the following disciplines:

    • Child development
    • Health sciences
    • Kinesiology
    • Nutrition
    • Sociology

    There will also be opportunities to volunteer on rotation during hte program at a selection of organizations such as hospitals, clinics, old-age homes and health-related NGOs. This volunteer program complements your coursework.

    Finding Course Information

    Detailed course infomation can be found on the academics page of the IES program website.

  3. Dates & Deadlines

    Visit your affiliate's website for program dates and application deadlines.

    Orientation Dates & Locations

    Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

    The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:

    Term Abroad Date/Time Location
    Fall 2021 TBD TBD
  4. Fees for IES South Africa — Summer Health Studies

    University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

    How to Calculate the Total Program Fee

    Affiliate Program Fee plus APAAC plus International Health Insurance minus Affiliate Fee Reduction equals Total program fee

    To calculate your total program fee:

    Find your Affiliate program fee

    For more specific information about fees, visit the IES website.

    Add APAAC
    Refer to the Affiliate Program Fees. Follow instructions on that page to determine your APAAC.

    Add International Health Insurance
    Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.

    Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction
    Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.

    What is the APAAC?

    Students participating on affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of the affiliate's program fee, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic, and Administrative Costs (APAAC) and international health insurance.The APAAC covers:

    • application processing
    • advising services, orientation
    • course registration
    • grade transfer and posting for resident credit
    • program billing and assistance with financial aid (when applicable)

    Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.

    Billing & Payments

    Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

     

    Each of our affiliated programs awards its own array of scholarships. While many are need-based, others are based on merit, location, academic area, or diversity criteria. Explore your options within specific affiliates' scholarship pages.

    Cancellation Policy

    Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.

     

  5. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term Summer
    Program Name IES South Africa - Cape Town
    Track Name Summer Health Studies
    Country South Africa

    Note: If the specific track and term of the affiliated program you wish to apply to cannot be found within the application system, select “Program Not Found” on the application, and enter your specific application information in the fields given to request an application. Our staff will review your application and update your program, track, and term information.
  6. Program Contact

    For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

    Jackie Gmiterko or call at 612.626.4523.