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South Africa: Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year
Varies by university. Please contact Interstudy.
As a pioneering provider of semester and yearlong study abroad opportunities in Southern Africa, Interstudy offers students the widest selection of facilitated direct enrollment options in the region. Students can enroll in a broad range of courses and actively participate in university life while still enjoying Interstudy organized excursions and staying connected to in country staff.
Durban is South Africa's third largest city and home to the largest Indian population outside Asia. As one of the main tourist destinations in Southern Africa, Durban offers an intriguing blend of Eastern, Western and African cultures. Within a stone's throw of office blocks, theaters, shopping malls, and cafes is the Indian Ocean and Durban's Golden Mile with its soft, sandy, swimming beaches, great surfing, and warm weather all year round. Durban also has an active nightlife where you can enjoy hip hop and house sounds at clubs like Tilt and 330 or restaurants like Joe Cool's with weekend DJs and big screen TV's for rugby and soccer enthusiasts. Get a taste of Durban's diverse cultural offerings at the Spice Market or the BAT Centre where you'll find local arts, crafts, and entertainment that reflects the Zulu, Indian and Western heritage of KwaZulu-Natal.
Each of the five campuses of the University of KwaZulu-Natal has its own personality reflecting the kaleidoscopic community that shapes it. Since the end of apartheid the university has steadily increased its proportion of non-White students, including Black South African, Indian and Colored students, who now make up more than seventy percent of the student population. The Howard College campus in Durban is situated in an environmental conservancy with lush gardens full of indigenous flora and fauna. The campus is set above the city, affords spectacular views of the bay, port and downtown, and is a ten-minute drive from the coast.
The Howard College campus offers courses primarily in the following faculties: Engineering; Humanities; and Development & Social Sciences. Some coursework is available in Management Studies and Science & Agriculture. The Howard College campus also hosts the annual Durban International Film Festival, and with its music department, contributes to KwaZulu-Natals reputation as the jazz and ethno-music center of South Africa.
There are a large number of clubs and societies operating on both the Howard College and the Pietermaritzburg campuses. The clubs cater to a wide range of interests such as hiking, films, photography, music, wildlife, etc. Howard College has an impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities and has its own tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, jogging track and gymnasium. A wide array of sports are offered and include: aerobics, badminton, basketball, ballroom dancing, canoeing, chess, cricket, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, karate, mountaineering, netball, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, squash, surfing, swimming, tennis, underwater sports, volleyball, water polo and yachting. Housing is on campus with local students where you'll have a single room and share a kitchen, bathroom, and common area.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Varies by university. Please contact Interstudy.
Assistance with Course Selection, Student Handbook, Visa Support, Tuition at Host University, End of Program Transcript, Local Staff, Airport Reception at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Arrival Booklet, On-Site Cultural and Academic Orientation, Assistance with Host University Registration, Housing, Student Union Membership, Excursions, Cultural Activities, Access to Health Services, 24 Hour Emergency Support, Medical Insurance, Alumni Program.
American and Canadian Participants.
Each semester, Interstudy awards two types of scholarships in a competitive process based on financial need and academic merit. Interstudy scholarships range from USD 500-1,000 and STA Travel scholarships are valued at USD 250 and require that you book your travel through STA Travel, in Cambridge, MA. All prospective students are eligible to apply for either or both scholarships. Applications are due by May 1st for the fall semester and by October 1st for the spring semester. An application form may be downloaded from the Interstudy website.
The goal of our small staff in the US, UK, Ireland, and South Africa is to work as one office, across time zones, continents, and cultures, to provide our students and US partner institutions with seamless support, from inquiry to re-entry. With extensive use of technology, we at Interstudy are there to help our students, partner institutions, and colleagues with any question, large or small.
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