• South Africa
    • Cape Town
Academic Year, Fall, Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
African Studies Conflict Studies Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Field Studies Global Studies Indigenous Cultures Peace Studies Public Health Service Learning

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters


Price Details
Please contact IPSL for program fees. This program can be customized to suit your interests, goals and budget. Fee includes: tuition and academic fees; academic transcript; on-site and on-line orientation and pre-departure materials; homestay housing with partial board; service placement and supervision; emergency health insurance; airport transfers upon arrival and departure; academic excursions and administrative fees.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

This program can be customized to fit your budget. In general academic fees, transcript; orientation, pre-departure; homestay; partial board; service placement; supervision; emergency health insurance; airport transfers; excursions; administrative fees; and pre-departure materials are included.

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Passport; visa; visa extension (if desired); volunteer permit fees; vaccine fees; international airfare; additional meals not included in homestay; books; personal spending money; local transportation; local cell phone; internet data and independent travel.

Jan 11, 2022
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

Support social workers in a rehabilitative program for people seeking a better life. The focus is on health, finding purpose and building community and social networks. Learn about contemporary public health issues through hands-on training. By uniting service with study, you will gain knowledge about the historical, political, economic, cultural, and geographic forces that shape the history of public health interventions in South Africa. Through selected site visits in the region, students critically examine topics related to building healthy communities including traditional healing, rural health and social justice in South Africa.

Courses may include: Community Organizing and Social Activism; Ethics and Community Health; Apartheid's Footprint: South Africa Today; Community Health-Engagement: Volunteer Development, Social Enterprise and Justice in South Africa.

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Program Highlights

  • Participate, through volunteer work, in Community-based Health, Social Enterprise, Volunteer Development and the struggle for Social and Racial Justice.
  • Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Experience Cape Town like a local! Live with and work alongside South Africans for an insider's experience!
  • IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) and they invest over 83% of their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.
  • Earn academic credit

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