Updates regarding Marquette’s Cape Town Study Abroad Program for spring 2021

The Office of International Education (OIE) shares the following changes regarding the South Africa Study Abroad Program for spring 2021.  

To adhere to current travel restrictions and health and safety guidelines, OIE has pivoted its in-person South Africa program to two virtual program models with an optional two-week travel component (tentative: May 21  June 4) and a virtual internship opportunity.  

Option 1: Virtual Semester Courses
For students who are interested in community learning in conjunction with international education, but aren’t quite ready to travel yet: 

Students participating in the full semester program will be enrolled in the following two required courses: 

  • THEO 3420: Crossing Boundaries: Bridging the Racial Divide – South Africa 
  • SOWJ 3400Race, Class, Gender and Local Communities (tied with internship opportunity) 

Students will also be able to select two to three courses offered by Marquette’s partner institution, the University of Western Cape (UWC). OIE is currently working with UWC to offer a specific set of courses to meet the needs of student participants, which will also allow for synchronous learning during a time that works for both UWC and Marquette students. 

Option 2: Individual Course Enrollment
For students who want to learn more about Cape Town but can’t commit to a full semester course load: 

Students can choose from either of the two required courses (THEO 3420 or SOWJ 3400) or any of the UWC courses offered to full semester participants. 

For full details on the program and options, visit the virtual Sibanye Cape Town brochure page. 

The deadline to apply for spring 20201 is Dec. 1, 2020.  With questions, contact studyabroad@marquette.edu.