Study Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town

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South Africa: Cape Town (Kaapstad)


Connect-123's semester-long Social Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Cape Town (UCT) provides a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience of the challenges of entrepreneurship as well as the special opportunities present in emerging markets.

The program blends classroom-based and experiential learning by including a substantial fieldwork component where students work side-by-side with local social entrepreneurs which is linked with academic theory and regular mentoring sessions.

Courses are taught by UCT faculty and students receive a transcript from UCT, one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions, which recommends 18 transfer credits for the semester. The program involves a core course, Experiencing Entrepreneurship, plus two electives - Business in Context and Entrepreneurial Strategies.


Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and for good reason: few cities are home to white sandy beaches, scenic hiking trails, spectacular ocean views and a 1,086 metre flat-top mountain! Cape Town is also a city of sharp contrasts, where students can explore issues of social change and diversity and learn about new cultures.

For our Social Entrepreneurship program participants, South Africa offers the ideal backdrop to learning about emerging markets, innovative thinking and effective leadership. Connect-123 offers a wide range of activities to help students get the most out of their time in this vibrant and unique country.




Spring Semester

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • African-american Studies
  • Arts
  • Business Admin. & Management
  • Communications
  • Conflict Studies
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sci. (atmosph.)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Field-study
  • Finance
  • History
  • Human Res. Management
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Internship Programs
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing, Ad., & Pr
  • Mathematics
  • Peace Studies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/politics
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology
  • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Travel / Tourism

Cost in US$:


Program Fees Include:

The program fee includes tuition, housing, orientation, health insurance and select social events throughout the semester. It does not include airfare, books, food, or local transport.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Full time US students can apply their financial aid packages to the program costs.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

one week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network