Study Abroad in South Africa

Post-Apartheid Sustainable Business, Economic Transformation and Social Change

June 10-28, 2016

Explore the challenges and complexities of South Africa through interactions with local experts in the field, visits to successful start­up businesses, corporate offices, multiple universities, museums, mines, varied human and physical geographies, and more. Gain perspective on corporate responsibility through understanding South Africa’s approaches to sustainable development, economic transformation and social change.


Travel to Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria, Sun City, Bophutatswana, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the spectacular Western Cape!

Included in the cost of the trip, multiple sights and attractions such as: the Apartheid Museum, Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, local schools and universities, townships, business think­tank and chamber groups, local and multi­national businesses, Parliament, urban and community development officials, Honest Chocolate, Agriprotein Inc. and other South African companies, Cheetah Outreach Center, game drives, scenic wonders, wineries, and more.

Meetings with local people, business leaders, entrepreneurs, community officials, student leaders, researchers, & political party representatives, U.S Embassy staff, Anglo­American staff, and social entrepreneurs associated with social ventures.

Course Credit

BUS 475 – Special Topics in Business (5 credits) SU16
This course will include an IVS course for 2 credits before departure. The experiential learning, 3-credit portion will focus on social venture projects and extensive meetings with business, academic, and community leaders in South Africa. It will also include a final report and community presentation on return to the U.S.


Trip cost is $3,000-­4,500 plus tuition; includes airfare, accommodations, and about 50% of meals. Exact pricing will be determined by number of participants, fundraising efforts, scholarship applications and fuel tax and air travel surcharges yet to be determined.


Application deadline is February 29, 2016.

Applications require a $150 deposit refundable until February 29, 2016.

Payments: card, cash or check can be made payable to Colorado Mountain College through Linda Westlake at the CMC in Steamboat Springs front desk, 970-­870-4444.

Register for the course by April 20.

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