South Africa - Apply Now

(application deadline March 6)

Study health and public policy in Cape Town, South Africa in 2015!

Cape Town visit: May 24-30, 2015 preceded and followed by on-campus sessions.

Updated Course Flyer

Special Scholarship Available

Students may fill out the Study Abroad Application online.


Dr. Arif Ahmed, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Mr. Mike Wood, former health administration faculty member with wide international experience will be leading the trip to South Africa.

Dr. Ahmed
Mr. Wood

Course Scheduling

Orientation: in March
Two Friday afternoon/Saturday intensive weekends during the spring semester: April 10, 11; May 1, 2
Cape Town visit: May 24-30, 2015
One post-trip session will be scheduled for June, 2015

Trip Overview

This interdisciplinary course (3 credit hours) focuses broadly on global health and social issues from the perspectives of national and international policy, economic and cultural issues, and activities that can alleviate the world-wide burden of disease and disparity. Intensive pre-trip sessions include discussions on South African economic, political and social history in a 21st century context, recognizing the extraordinary dynamism of this very important country. Upon return to Kansas City, students will reflect on their experiences via formal presentation and report.

Students with an interest in health care as a clinical, political or economic topic, public policy, social services, etc. are invited to participate in this unique opportunity.

Some activities will be arranged or held in conjunction with events at the University of the Western Cape and include visits to health facilities and social services in townships and rural settings.


Students are responsible for the following program costs:

  • $800 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (in mid-February). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit covers accommodations, all program-related local transportation, and a few group meals.
  • $25 subscription fee to StudioAbroad, the application software used by International Academic Programs.
  • 3 hours tuition.
  • International airfare to/from Cape Town.
  • Meals in Cape Town.
  • Local transportation costs not related to program activities.
  • Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites.
  • Incidentals.
  • Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already.
  • University required HTH Health Insurance.
  • No visa is required for U.S. citizens.

*Due to currency fluctuations and rising prices, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.


Students can participate in an optional, non-credit post-trip excursion to a South African game preserve, to the beautiful wine country or to the breathtaking seacoast near Cape Town. While such post-trip visits are not a formal part of the program, the course leaders will be available to suggest how interested students might best take advantage of this unique opportunity.


  • Accommodation costs
  • Transportation expenses
  • Meals
  • Entry fees

Payment for some of the expenses may be collected in the spring to ensure availability of rooms, etc.

Visit the Study Abroad South Africa Facebook page for additional information or download the trip FAQ sheet.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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