Arcadia University College of Global Studies in Cape Town, South Africa
Through an exchange with the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, Hollins students can study for one term at one of three universities in the Cape Town area. The programs in South Africa are hosted by the Universities of Cape Town, the Western Cape, and Stellenbosch. Each university has its own unique history and academic strengths. These programs are open to qualified students of any major.
The University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university and has special strengths in business, economics, and the physical sciences, although courses in film and media studies, philosophy, music, and creative writing are also available.
The University of the Western Cape played a unique role in the struggle against apartheid and Archbishop Tutu is currently its chancellor. Academic strengths are liberal arts and humanities.
The program at the University of Stellenbosch focuses especially on the history, politics, languages, and culture of southern Africa and offers special courses for visiting international students in these areas. It also offers a unique certificate program in community engagement.
Students in all three programs participate in a required core course called "Contemporary Issues in South Africa," which examines the challenges facing South Africa and includes field research.
Applicants are also evaluated on their academic and personal maturity, flexibility, and openness to new cultural experiences. Hollins recommends approved candidates to the program, which makes final admissions decisions.**
**Please note: In addition to the Hollins application, you must also apply directly to Arcadia for acceptance into this program.