International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Political and Social Sciences, African Studies and Health

University of the Western Cape

Spring 2 2018 + Service-Learning (Jan 20, 2018 to Jun 14, 2018)
Catalog Code: ICPES3218

This program is designed for students that are interested in particpating in a service-learning program in addition to their academic semester.

Academic Information

As an ISA student, you can combine courses offered in different faculties and departments as scheduling allows. UWC Faculties include: Arts, Community and Health Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Law, and Natural Sciences. The University also houses the UWC-Robben Island Mayihuye Archives, which includes a collection of artifacts, historical documets, photographs, artworks, and audio-visual materials of the apartheid era in South Africa.

Service-Learning Information

In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to sepnd 5-10 hours per week as a host organization, gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activites. Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

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.

Prices & Dates

January 20, 2018 - June 14, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



October 1, 2017 Extended to October 10, 2017

Application Due Date:

October 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Note: About pricing...

Students who select the Semester + Semester option for this program will receive a $2,500 discount. ISA support services, housing and insurance are not included during the interim period between sessions but may be added for an additional charge.


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.

Other sessions available: