New Service Learning Study Abroad Programs in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Students can now study abroad with CEA in Stellenbosch, South Africa. CEA's newest location features a Service Learning and Community Development Program in addition to South African Studies.

this experience will undoubtedly leave students with a deeper understanding of the history, cultural, social problems and resolutions facing South Africa and Africa today

Last week CEA launched its 27th destination for study abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa. In addition to a more traditional study abroad program, CEA is featuring a Service Learning and Community Development program.

The Service Learning and Community Development program provides a hands-on approach to students who have a strong interest in theoretical elements and currents issues impacting community life in South Africa. The service learning component of the program places students at a variety of community sites according to the student's qualifications, academic background and interests. The placement sites cover a variety of social issues including, but not limited to, Education, Art and Music Programs, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Youth Development Programs, Nursing, and Entrepreneurship development. Regardless of the placement site's mission, students participating in the program will be actively involved in community development.

In addition, CEA in Stellenbosch also offers South Africa Studies. This program is a more traditional approach to study abroad, offering a variety of historically rich and relevant current issues courses. With this program students can study Afrikaans Language and Literature; Economic and Developmental Problems in Africa; Politics and Cultural Change in South Africa; South African Photography and much more!

Students will study at Stellenbosch University, one of South Africa's leading universities for which the town is known. With just under 100,000 locals in this college town, students will be able to fully immerse themselves in the culture of Stellenbosch. Martina Barth, Development Manager at CEA believes that, "this experience will undoubtedly leave students with a deeper understanding of the history, cultural, social problems and resolutions facing South Africa and Africa today".

South Africa is known for its luscious countryside and Mediterranean-type climate, which makes it an ideal study abroad destination. With an array of unspoiled beaches, diverse ecosystems and indigenous forests, students will have ample opportunity to enjoy nature and the local culture of South Africa outside the classroom as well.

About CEA
The nation's premiere study abroad organization, CEA offers an unparalleled suite of global education opportunities for colleges, universities and high schools in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1996, CEA has forged partnerships with international universities in 15 countries to offer study abroad in Spain, Italy, China, France, England and South Africa, among many other study abroad destinations. In addition, CEA has partnered with the University of New Haven to create the CEA GlobalCampus Network, a collection of campuses worldwide designed to provide university and college students with active, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. For more information, visit

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