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  • Locations: Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer II
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer II
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission
Faculty-Led Program Status: Available College: Reich College of Education
Credits: 3 credits Class Standing: Graduate
Program Description:
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Program Description

Become immersed in the diverse culture and history of post-Apartheid South Africa through a comparative study of educational systems. Seminars focusing on comparative education systems around the world will be faciltiated by leading researchers in South Africa and New Zealand. Learn alongside South African graduate students. Participate in visits to urban and rural schools, including QwaQwa University campus. While in South Africa, explore the scenic mountains of South Africa with a National Geographic guide and visit the Royal National Park to see African wildlife. Tour historic Kimberly; experience the culture and art of Clarens, a haven for local artists and craftsman; and visit an historic African village. This program is primarily geared toward graduate students in Education. It will be offered during the Second Graduate Summer Session, 2020, from July 6 - July 31. The actual travel will take place from July 8 - July 27. Contact Dr. Barbara Howard, Department of Leadership & Educational Studies,howardbb@appstate.edu

Course

LSA 6XXX - Comparison of Educational Systems - 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
App Tuition & Fees1 Student Accounts
Program Cost2 $3,999.00
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
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
  Summer
Additional Meals $100-200
Personal Expenses1 $150-250
Visa2 $0
Passport $150
Immunizations $100-150
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel, and entertainment, etc. 
2Some 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 Deadline
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,233.00 01/31/20
2nd Payment $1,233.00 02/29/20
Final Payment $1,233.00 03/31/20

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 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 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 7/8/20 (departure date) to 7/26/20 (arrival date).

Pre-Program Meetings

 

Post Program Meetings

 

Program Leaders

Dr. Barbara Howard
Leadership and Educational Studies
howardbb@appstate.edu
Biography
 

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 and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
      • 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, debit card, or money order.
    • Pay through the Touchnet online payment system.  If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges.  Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf
  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 March 15, 2020 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

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.