Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: International Studies Abroad
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.
ISA students stay in apartment-style dorms on-campus with international students. Students are placed in either single or double rooms, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that ISA sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1ISA Program Fee||See ISA Page|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|ISA Application Fee||$95|
|Airfare||$1400 - $2000|
|Meals||$1200 - $1800|
|Refundable Housing Deposit||$500|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$500 - $700|
|Books and Materials||$150 - $300|
|Local Transportation||$250 - $350|
|2Visa (for US Citizens)||$135|
|Travel to NY Consulate for Visa (NC Residents)||$300|
|3Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|4Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $1700|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is one of ISA's most flexible university partners in terms of course selection. As a visiting student, you can select from a wide range of courses within any of the university's seven faculties: Arts, Education, Health Sciences, Science, Law, Business and Economic Sciences, or Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology. As scheduling allows, you may even combine courses offered in different departments and faculties. One of the highlights of the NMMU offerings is the 2-credit Community Service Learning course.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the ISA Port Elizabeth website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISA Port Elizabeth program will take a total of 48-60 NMMU credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.