International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Political and Social Sciences, African Studies & Health -University of the Western Cape

Located in the local Bellville neighborhood, the University of the Western Cape is still a beacon of freedom and societal change to South Africans, due to its role in the anti-Apartheid movement. ISA students can take courses in several popular UWC academic disciplines: African history, Development Studies, Education, Conflict Studies and Political Science. Students can also volunteer in ISA Service-Learning programs offered in Cape Town.

The University also houses the UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives, which includes a collection of artifacts, historical documents, photographs, artworks, and audio-visual materials of the apartheid era in South Africa.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Cape Town Site Specialist.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students should have completed at least one semester of university at the time of application.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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