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  • Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: No Language of Instruction: English
Intent of Program: Study at a college or university Program Length: Semester or Year
Program sponsorship indicator: Non-Mankato Program
Program Description:

Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The SCSU study abroad program in South Africa is located in Port Elizabeth on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The host university, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, is located on a nature reserve where it is not uncommon to see local wildlife such as monkeys and antelope. NMMU has a convenient campus with the lecture halls, library, cafeteria, and residence halls all within easy walking distance of each other, and the beach is just a stone's throw away.

Program Objective

St. Cloud State University participates in an exchange program with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (formerly the University of Port Elizabeth). This program offers students the opportunity to study the art, music, culture, economy, history, politics, and many other aspects of South Africa through a personal living and studying experience.

As a result of the cooperation between SCSU and NMMU, three different study abroad programs have been created to allow the maximum number of students the chance to study abroad in South Africa.

  1. Direct Enrollment - Open to SCSU students who are sophomores or above, this program allows students to directly enroll in all courses offered at NMMU, provided that they meet the course prerequisites. Students can complete courses towards their major, minor or general education credits.
  2. Short-term Study Abroad - Students enroll in Ethnic Studies 305 during the spring semester. This course serves as a means to prepare you for a spring break travel experience and will help you to reflect on your experiences when you return. Contact CIS or the Ethnic Studies Department for more details.
  3. First Year Experience- General Education - This program is targeted towards first-year and other students who are interested in an early exposure to South Africa. SCSU students will make the inaugural voyage during the Spring semester, having participated in the one-credit African Studies 199 pre-departure course. Contact CIS or Multicultural Student Services for more details.