Learning Abroad Center
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IES South Africa

Africa & Middle East

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.

Program Details

Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Term
Academic Year
Fall Semester
Calendar Year
Spring Semester
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 Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

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

Semester: 

You will enroll in 15-19 credits per semester as you enroll in University of Cape Town Courses. You may also elect to take one of the IES Abroad courses. 

Summer:

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 the 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 information for the summer program can be found on the academics page of the IES program website.

Detailed course information for the semester program can be found on the academics page of the IES program website. 

Dates Details

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
Spring 2022 TBD TBD

Fees

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

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

Apply

The COVID-19 vaccine is now approved by the FDA and has been added to the list of required vaccinations for study abroad. We encourage you to complete your COVID-19 vaccine immediately.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

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Program Contact

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

Jackie Gmiterko or call at 612.626.4523