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  • Locations: Empangani, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: Hayes School of Music Credits: 3 credits
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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Program Description

Music in the Role of Reconstruction of South Africa

Participants will learn South African traditional music and about the powerful role of the arts in the reconstruction of South Africa with students and musicians at the University of Johannesburg and the University of Zululand. Two weeks steeped in musical rehearsals, performances, presentations and lectures with traditional and contemporary South African performance ensembles.  The program features travel throughout South Africa’s varied landscapes to experience city and coastal life in Johannesburg and Durban, see African natural beauty in safari, mountain and urban settings. Service to South African schools through tutoring and music lessons will foster friendships and opportunities for South African youth and musicians. Africana Studies and Global Studies students can enroll using MUS 2018 to fulfill program requirements for your major, minor, or certificate.

Courses

MUS 3531 – U Music and Reconstruction of South Africa – 3 credits
or
MUS 2018 – Introduction to World Music – 3 credits

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Paid to Appalachian State
  3 credits UG
App Tuition & Fees1 -0-
Program Cost2 $3,835.80
1Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges.  Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major.  Please go to this link to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.



Estimated Additional Costs
  Spring
Personal Expenses1 $200.00
Meals $180.00
Immunizations/medications2 $100.00
Visa3 $0
Passport $150.00
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Immunization and medication costs will vary by student. Please visit a travel health professional for more information. 
3Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering South Africa. 

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. 
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. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $ 12/1/19
2nd Payment $ 1/17/20

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 


For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 5/10/2020 to 5/25/2020.

Pre-Program Meetings

Six pre-program meetings; dates and times TBD.

 

Program Leaders

Dr. Susan Mills
Professor, Hayes School of Music
millssw@appstate.edu

Dr. Meg Stohlmann
Assistant Professor, Hayes School of Music
stohlmannmm@appstate.edu

 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 1/17/20 at the latest (late applications may be accepted by to qualify for financial aid students need to be accepted by this deadline).

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.