International Programs
Application Deadline
May 1
Program Start
Early February
Program End
Early December

South Africa: Overview

South Africa has a vigourous multi-party democracy with an independent judiciary and a free and diverse press. South Africa's attempts to overcome centuries of racial inequalities in favor of reconciliation have been internationally recognized as a major political achievement.

Slightly less than twice the size of Texas, South Africa (pop. 42,000,000) boasts eleven official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. To gain a greater understanding of the South African culture, IP students enroll in Xhosa language each semester while attending Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

South Africa Flyer (.pdf)