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South Africa (Winter Session)

Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Geography Presents:

International Field Study in South Africa

( South Africa Program Application)

Founded in 1679, Stellenbosch boasts a history rich in European and African heritage, as well as some truly spectacular scenery. From sprawling vineyards to the towering Jonkershoek Mountains, from the Eerste River to the heart of the Stellenbosch city center, students will be immersed in all this unique landscape has to offer. Stellenbosch truly is an ideal location for the study of geography, sustainability, and many other related fields.

Due to its cultural, economic and biophysical diversity, the Western Cape Province of South Africa is an excellent setting for international fieldwork. Students will be exposed to sustainable development issues in a variety of environments, from the semi-arid Little Karoo Desert to the metropolis of Cape Town.

Students will traverse diverse landscapes of South Africa, including the majestic Table Mountain and historic Robben Island.

In this riveting field study abroad, students will also take part in field lectures, research-driven group projects, community-based learning activities, and seminar-style discussions.  


GEO 405 - Environmental Justice (3 Credits)

Examination of developments and issues in the field of geography. Special Focus: land use and sustainable developments in South Africa's Western Cape Province.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 
(203) 392-5222, or

*Deposit will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the Program Director.

For further information please contact:

Dr. C. Patrick Heidkamp
Department of Geography
Morrill Hall 118B