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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Subject Areas: Biology Program Sponsor: UST
Research/Independent Study: Yes
Program Description:

Urban Agriculture and Social Innovation in Cape Town, South Africa

Kay South Africa SU19

Course Description
This course will introduce students to the biology of urban agriculture while exploring biological and social connections to the past, present and future of Cape Town, South Africa. This learning journey will expose students to some of the agricultural and cultural traditions and practices in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Students will have an opportunity to live and learn from local families, visit and interact with different agriculture projects at a variety of scales, engage with the diversity of sustainable food movements from food sovereignty to permaculture/agroecology to large scale agro-development, and learn about sustainable agriculture from a diversity of transdisciplinary perspectives ranging from soil scientists, community outreach organizations, and business/social agro-entrepreneurs.  One main goal for the course will be to collaborate on projects with community farmers in township areas in Cape Town.
Location and Tentative Dates
May 31                 Departure from U.S.  
June 1                  Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa
June 27                Depart Cape Town, South Africa   

Housing and Meals
Housing will include stays in hostels and homes of community members. There will be some group meals, but exact numbers are still to be determined.

Application Procedures & Deadline 
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Applications will be accepted for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of March 1, 2020.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures. You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.
Final Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures have additional financial aid information.

For more information
On course content, contact: Adam Kay at 651-335-1539,

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

This program is currently not accepting applications.