South Africa 2023: Transformative Learning through Community Engagement

South Africa is considered one of the most diverse countries in the world, with Cape Town being the heart of it all. Students from any North Carolina Community College are invited to apply for this faculty-led service-learning program in partnership with EDU Africa. Much of the program will consist of working alongside members of the Cape Town community in areas including healthcare, education, business/entrepreneurship, zoo and aquarium sciences, and social justice. Participants will explore Cape Town’s city life, be educated on the HIV/AIDS impact, view the hospital where the world’s first successful heart transplant took place, explore the realms where the iconic Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, experience ethnic cuisine, and walk among the penguins of the famous Boulders Beach. Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in African culture, invest in education, and witness diversity firsthand.

Study Abroad in South Africa

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Travel Dates

June 9-23, 2023

Program Costs


This cost is approximate and includes the application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont. Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide you with additional information about how to submit payment.

Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare
- lodging 
- meals 
- in-country transportations 
- service-learning experiences 
- various cultural learning excursions and experiences

Not Included in Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable) 
- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program
- personal expenses (ex: meals in airports, snacks, souvenirs, etc.) 

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2023 term.

If you are seeking academic credit for your participation you must register for:

- HUM 120 - Cultural Studies

If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.


Send an email to JB Gammon with questions about this trip.