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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Langenbaanweg, South Africa; Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group
Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Sciences High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
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Explore paleontological ecology while reflecting on the complex colonial history of South Africa. Students will get hands on experience visiting modern ecological sites, including safari in the high velt Pilanesberg National Park, the unique fynbos botanical kingdom around Cape Town, and other coastal environments in the region. Students will have the opportunity to visit important paleontological exhibits and even participate in the excavation of one important fossil location, Langebaanweg. 

This program consists of two overarching courses (6 total credit hours), one examining both the modern and paleontological ecology and the second taking an interdisciplinary perspective on being in, and working in, modern South Africa. IPGK 295 will satisfy both the Interdisciplinary Perspectives and the Global Knowledge GEP requirements. 


IPGK 295 (3 credit hours): Interdisciplinary Approaches to Working in South Africa
BIO 295/495 (3 credit hours): South African Ecology Past and Present

NC State Program Cost 
$4,425  (Does not include $450 admin fee) 

Program Dates
Pre-Departure Meetings: Spring Semester
Travel: June 22 - July 7, 2019 

Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park, Cape Town, and Langenbaanweg, South Africa

Dr. Adam Hartstone Rose | Program Director |
Marissa Boettcher | Program Assistant |

2.0 GPA 
Not on active disciplinary probation 
Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester 

Cost, Financial Aid, & Scholarships:
See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimate program cost. 

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

The university reserves the right to alter the program format and/or cost in case of conditions beyond its control. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission 06/22/2019 07/07/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.