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CCNY Summer Program- Port Elizabeth South Africa

Study Abroad Programs at City College

CCNY Summer Program- Port Elizabeth South Africa


CCNY International Service Learning
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Program in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Summer 2016

Dates: TBA



Port Elizabeth, is an excellent destination for studying abroad!! Situated along the blazing orange sunsets of the Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University offers community service learning, course work in environmental studies, and a program exploring the political landscape of South Africa.

NMMU Office of International Education offers international students the opportunity to work in various disadvantaged communities.  This is done as part of a community-service study module during time spent at NMMU.


  • Environmental Studies - 6crs
  • Conflict Management & Transformation / Human Rights - 6crs

Service Learning /Field work 6crs

Students commit their effort to number of projects including a home for street children and disabled adults, assisting learners with homework assignments, promoting a reading ethos at local schools, and supporting infant and children homes. The aim of the program is to provide students from abroad with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their global citizenship through volunteer work. They will develop an understanding of the current issues impacting community life in South Africa and experience this first-hand through service in a South African community, while earning academic credits. This program prepares students for careers in international development, social work, counseling, and social advocacy.

Before you go check the helpful links below:       

Center for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices.

U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.

Consulate General of South Africa- Not sure if you need a visa? Check here.


Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Deadline for all Application Materials: Friday, April 29, 2016
- Interview with Study Abroad: TBA
- Pre-Departure Orientation: TBA
- Deadline for payment of Program costs and CUNY - Tuition: TBA



Application Fee: $300

CUNY Tuition: 6 Credits

*Program Cost: TBA

Airfare: $1,500 - $2,000 (Estimated)


*Program cost includes off-campus accommodations, program related excursions, and selected meals. Airfare is not included.


The video was created by Kelsi Wermuth of University of Louisville and Brooke Matson of California Polytechnic State University and shared by Bianka Scott, a CCNY student who participated in the program.