Bing Overseas Studies Program at Cape Town
Are you an undergraduate student who seeks cross-cultural engagement and academic rigor? Do you have an interest in South African history, politics, society, arts and public health issues? The Bing Overseas Studies Program at Cape Town offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to study one academic quarter at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Research, Language and Volunteer Fellowships
The Center for African Studies plays an essential role in providing graduate and undergraduate students with funding to pursue overseas research, language training and volunteer opportunities. The Center spreads awareness on funding opportunities, and helps guide students in deciding what fellowships are best for them.
The Center facilitates rigorous and rewarding language study on campus. Courses in Arabic, Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Wolof and Hausa, for example, are offered regularly. Students interested in African Studies are highly encouraged to take courses in language relevant to the region in which they study.
Check the Stanford language course listing, or contact the Center for African Studies office for enquiries.
The Center for African Studies hosts a variety of events on campus that are free and open to all students, faculty and community members. CAS events give students a unique opportunity to interact with experts, artists, and academics in African-related fields. The Center's weekly speaker forum on all issues in and about Africa, Africa Table, takes place every Wednesday at 12 Noon.
Stanford University hosts many remarkable student organizations. They offer students the opportunity to participate in the Stanford community and strengthen valuable relationships. The Center for African Studies collaborates with many of the student organizations on campus.
Courses in African Studies
The Center for African Studies offers courses in African studies, such as African politics, history, education and public health. The Center strongly welcomes students from all majors and academic trajectories.