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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Type: Study abroad
Language Level: 0 - None Minimum GPA: 2.00
Program Leader: Jennifer Miskec Housing: Hostel
Program Description:
Program Overview | Course Descriptions | Prerequisites | Information Sessions |  Housing | Itinerary | Program CostsScholarships and Grants | More Information 

Active Citizenship in South Africa

Cape of Good Hope

Program Overview

Travel to beautiful South Africa and take English 400: Active Citizenship: An Advanced Writing Seminar in the winter of 2017 alongside Longwood students and faculty. Students will engaged in the rhetorical analysis of post-apartheid South African identities, namely in the context of new tourism. Participate in a unique cultural experience that includes adventure components, cultural and environmental experiences, and rhetorical study.  

Course Descriptions

ENGL 400: Active Citizenship: An Advanced Writing Seminar: Develops rhetorical skills needed for citizenship in a democracy. Includes interdisciplinary inquiry into and analysis of at least one significant public issue across all sections. 


ENGL 400: Fulfillment of General Education Goals 2 and 3; 75 credit hours or permission of the Chair of the General Education Committee. 



Students will stay in hostels.

Information Sessions

  • March 20 at 6 p.m. in Grainger 207


December 9 - 23, 2017

*Note: Itinerary is subject to change*


Program Costs

Program fees (which include airfare) are expected to be about $3,400. Tuition is billed separately.

Scholarships and Grants

The Office of International Affairs offers three scholarships:

  • Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
  • Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
  • Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible (including Honors)

Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

More Information 

  • All participating students will be required to attend 3-5 mandatory face-to-face pre-departure sessions (which may be scheduled on weekends).
  • ENGL 400 fulfills General Education Goal 13.
  • Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
  • Questions about academic content? Contact Dr. Jennifer Miskec.
  • Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.