|Program Core Class—CPTN 279: Imagining South Africa
|2 or 3 UCT or UWC courses
||1.0 credit each|
All students enroll in the program’s core course, "Imagining South Africa" taught by the Trinity-in-Cape Town Faculty Coordinator, Subithra Moodley-Moore. This class is offered specifically for students on the program. This class is taught seminar-style and is designed to provide students with a framework for understanding contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. In addition, students enroll in 3 regular classes of their choice at one of the host universitie, studying alongside their South African peers.
The program also features a community engagement requirement. Students enroll in an academic internship for 1.0 credit in a local NGO,school, museum, medical clinic or other institution.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the oldest institution of higher education in South Africa and one of the top universities on the continent. The UCT campus is situated at the base of Table Mountatin in the attractive suburb of Rondebosch. UCT is a leading institution of teaching and research in the country, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in most academic and professional fields. UCT enrolls approximately 20,000 students, the majority of whom are undergraduates. A wide array of courses are available in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a national university committed to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa and responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Located in the northern suburbs of greater Cape Town, the campus is tucked between the mountains and the sea and has a history of creative struggle against oppression and discrimination. Established in 1959 as a constituent college to the University of South Africa Pretoria, it began as an apartheid institution for people classified as "coloured" and was entirely under White control. It was granted independence in 1970 and today has seven faculties and over one hundreds departments. The UWC offers a varied and cosmopolitan community of over 13,700.
The program is open to students with a 2.7 GPA for UWC or a 3.0 GPA for UCT.
Fall Semester: mid-July – late November
Spring Semester: late-January – late June
Housing and Meals
Students are housed in shared apartments with another student on the program, in the Mowbray neighborhood, with busstops close by to go to both universities. Students live in single rooms with other American students and all apartments are fully furnished with kitchen facilities.
Students participating in the Trinity in Cape Town program are billed for Trinity tuition, housing, and fees. Because housing is in apartments, students also responsible for the cost of food. Students who receive financial aid from Trinity College will have that aid transferred to the Cape Town program for their semester abroad. Application for the transfer of financial aid must be made early and in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid.
All Trinity students who wish to study away are FIRST required to submit a Request to Study Away by December of the academic year prior to study.
One a students Request to Study Away is approved, they may go ahead and complete the online Cape Twon application available on this website under "Application and Accepted Student Information".