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CIEE: Stellenbosch Sustainability and Community
Stellenbosch, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014
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Rolling Admission 01/19/2015 06/10/2015
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Lauren Winogron
Language of Instruction:
English
Suggested G.P.A.:
3.0
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
Number of Credits per Semester:
15-16
Program Provider:
CIEE
Enrollment Restrictions:
College-level coursework in Geology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, or Development
Non-Rutgers Students:
Yes
Service Learning:
Yes
Program Description:
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The Program
  • Through CIEE’s partnership with Stellenbosch University and its affiliated Sustainability Institute, learn firsthand about the issues and challenges impacting South Africa and the global community today
  • Explore and evaluate sustainable practices within specific community settings, from the classroom to the surrounding community
  • Take experiential coursework that puts you in direct contact with sustainable solutions, and their social and environmental impact
Your Host City: Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, a small Dutch colonial city, lies 30 miles east of Cape Town and is the second-oldest European settlement in the province.  Its population, slightly under 200,000, speaks mostly Afrikaans, reflecting its colonial origins.  Sheltered in a valley, Stellenbosch is located in a hilly section of the Cape Winelands and is best known as a center of wine production.  Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s leading institutes of higher education.


Academics
Pre-Term Program: Building Sustainable Communities
The first week of the study abroad program includes a special pre-term theory and praxis experience at the Stellenbosch Sustainability Institute and its associated Eco-Village. You will live in the Sustainability Institute guest house and spend a week participating in a series of discussions and hands-on experiences to help you become more familiar with issues such as food security, water, waste, and sanitation, energy, and community development.

The Sustainability and Community program at the CIEE Study Center at Stellenbosch University provides students with both theoretical grounding and practical experience in urban studies, ecology, community and sustainable living. From the classroom to surrounding communities, students engage in sustainable practices with local relevance that may also be applied to global concerns. Through a combination of CIEE and Stellenbosch University courses, field-based experiential learning, and special activities organized by CIEE through its relationship with Stellenbosch University and its affiliated Sustainability Institute, students will learn firsthand about the issues and challenges impacting South Africa and the global community today and explore and evaluate sustainable practices within specific community settings.

Students on this program take the required CIEE core course, Cities, Sustainability and Community. They can then choose to enroll in multiple academic courses at Stellenbosch University with a specific focus on Language, Development and Policy, Ecology and Environment, and/or Community Engagement. Students may choose to do a CIEE Directed Independent Research project in place of one Stellenbosch University elective course.  Students may also enroll in the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning for an additional 2 semester/3 quarter credits.  A list of elective course options can be found on the CIEE web page.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to CIEE and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take 15-16 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between CIEE and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at CIEE will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Mid-July – Late November
Spring Semester: Late January – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by CIEE and the academic dates have been confirmed. 


Accommodations and Meals
Students live in student residences on the Stellenbosch University campus.  Those students participating in Directed Independent Research at the Sustainability Institute can also spend up to four weeks in-residence at the Eco Village at the Sustainability Institute (limited spaces available).

Meals are not included in the program fee and can be either prepared by students in the residence hall or guest house or taken at local restaurants and cafes in Stellenbosch.

Internet
Students have 24-hour access to email and the Internet at Stellenbosch University’s computer lab. Students who bring laptops can register them for a small fee and use them in their residence hall and around campus.


Financial Information
Program Cost: 2014-2015
Fall $18,850
Spring $19,250
 
PROGRAM COST INCLUDES (Billable)  
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PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE (Non-Billable)  
•Travel to/from South Africa •Major Medical Insurance
•Meals •All Personal Expenses
•CIEE Application and Confirmation Fee Supplemental Course Fees
*Students will pay the non-refundable $300 confirmation deposit directly to CIEE upon acceptance.  This fee has been deducted from the Rutgers program cost listed above.

For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.


Scholarships
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.

Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

CIEE CIC-Partner Scholarships ($1000) - Available to Rutgers students participating on eligible CIEE study abroad programs.  Applications will be released to students upon acceptance.

CIEE Scholarships- Available to students participating in CIEE study abroad programs.  For more information please visit the CIEE website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.