First established in 1998, The Trinity-in-Cape Town program, in association with Interstudy, provides students with the opportunity to spend a semester or year in this fascinating city while studying at the prestigious local universities. South Africa is a dynamic country recovering from years of racial and class oppression. The nation's unique history, diverse population, and varied cultures make this an extraordinary opportunity to participate and learn in a thought provoking and stimulating political environment.
- Students enroll in an internship for credit, with a local NGO or school which exposes them to another important side of the community and culture. Some options include human rights organizations, AIDS/HIV education, women's and gender rights and law, soccer camps in the Townships and tutoring children in the Townships.
- There are excursion throughout the semester in and around Cape Town
- Students have 24 hour access to both Trinity and Interstudy staff to assist them
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Tucked beneath the appropriately named Table Mountain, Cape Town is an exhilarating port city, rich in history, architecture, and cultural pursuits. The city is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans converge—the Indian and the Atlantic—and where immense natural beauty and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban center come together.
Cape Town takes its name from the term “Cape of Good Hope,” Africa’s southern-most point, founded in 1482 by Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz. Today the city has a population of 3.5 million and is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa. The city is a cultural melting pot, with a diverse and vibrant character is influenced by Xhosa, Zulu, and other African tribes, as well as Indonesian, French, Dutch, British, and German settlers.