CEA Study Abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Program Description

Experience history in the making when you study abroad in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with CEA! Explore this port city's long and tumultuous history and diverse influences as you live and study alongside students from around the world. Port Elizabeth’s beautiful beaches, the Boardwalk and Casino, shopping and entertainment venues are all nearby, giving students the ability to witness this beautiful country’s unfolding transformation to democracy as they mingle with the friendly and hospitable locals and immerse in the culture, food, and abundance of activities in this laid back seaside city—all while earning college credits! CEA’s partner institution, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), situated in the upscale suburb of Summerstrand, is South Africa's first dual-language university and the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape areas.
Students at NMMU are surrounded by nature, beauty and activity at each of the university’s three campuses which are located in a nature reserve of more than 830 hectares, and home to 22 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles and 4 species of amphibians. Choose from courses including South African Politics, South African Culture, Business & Economics, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Journalism, Marine Studies, Public Health and more, and enjoy CEA’s extended classroom experience, which takes learning beyond the classroom, to amazing locations throughout your host city.
Available programs include:
• Full Curriculum—Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
• Environmental Studies
• Human Rights, Conflict Management & Service Learning
Whichever CEA study abroad adventure you choose, internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities are always available to enrich your experience!


Every year, Port Elizabeth draws visitors from around the world to enjoy its beautiful beaches, sunny climate, laid back vibe and rich history—the same reasons that make it a great place to study abroad! Get a great education, make friends and create lifelong memories as you enjoy student life in the "Friendly City". CEA will help turn your experience abroad into the opportunity of a lifetime—academically, professionally and personally!
• Study at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the largest higher education institution in the Eastern and Southern Cape
• Examine issues in development, conservation and the environment, all unique to the South Africa
• Study famous game reserves and important environmental sites along the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape
• Live and study with South African and other international students
• Integrate into South African university life through on-campus clubs and social events
• Study peace building strategies developed and implemented in the “Rainbow Nation” and around the world
• Service learning opportunities provide a personal experience with the cultural issues facing South Africans
• Enjoy the intellectual stimulation, natural beauty and incomparable hospitality of Nelson Mandela’s home province
• Join CEA on adventures to Cape Town, Tsitsikamma Falls, Addo Elephant Park, a frontier tour and more
• Immerse in South African culture through a township tour, day on the beach and evening braai, NMMU Student Representative Council events, tour of the Volkswagen Motor Factory, and a visit to Bay World Oceanarium

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Port Elizabeth CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Cape Town, Tsitsikamma Falls, Addo Elephant Park, and a Frontier Tour
• Cultural Activities: township tour, day on the beach/evening Braai, NMMU SRC events, Volkswagen Motor Factory tour, Bay World Oceanarium
• University Services: student ID card, student advising, computer labs with internet access, cafeteria, bookstore, library, campus health care facilities, sports/fitness center, student and sports societies


Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Business Admin. & Management, Computer Science / IT, Conflict Studies, Culture, Ecology, Engineering (Civil), Engineering (Electrical), Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Human Rights Advocacy, Law, Marketing, Ad., & PR, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt, Service-Learning, Sports Economics/Management, Statistics, Travel / Tourism, Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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CEA Study Abroad
  • South Africa: Port Elizabeth
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Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
American, Canadian
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