The Economic and Business Environment in South Africa
August 6-22, 2016
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies,
The Department of Economics, and The J. Mack Robinson College of Business,
Institute of International Business
Come join us for this exciting two-week long learning excursion to South Africa. This GSU Faculty-led program will explore the economy and business environment in South Africa. An important feature of the program is that it allows for significant interactions with South African university students; which allows our students to share their ideas and gain an appreciation for South African perspectives. Time is split between the Pretoria-Johannesburg area and Cape Town. Site visits include the Apartheid Museum, Sun City, Lesidi Cultural Village, Soweto Township, the Mandela House, Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope. In addition, we will also spend a night in a game park and go on a safari!
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.
Courses and Credit
Participants who successfully complete the program’s Study Abroad with Peers in South Africa: Economy and Business in Emerging Markets course will receive 6 semester hours of course credit at GSU. Undergraduate students should register for (IB4410/EC4620) and graduate students should register for (IB8410/EC8620). Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Cost & Financial Aid
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $4,500, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost. A limited number of partial scholarships may be available.
- Round-trip airfare
- Ground transportation, excursions, and entrance fees
- Hotel accommodations
- Daily continental breakfast
- Group cultural events
- One additional group dinner
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Price Does NOT Include
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Additional meals
- Personal expenses and excess baggage claims
January 15, 2016- $1,000 deposit with application
March 31, 2016- $3,500 remaining balance
(All payments are non-refundable after receipt)
Financial aid is available to help fund this study abroad program. Students are highly encouraged to apply for the Georgia State University International Education Fee (IEF) Study Abroad Scholarship Program. For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities, please view the Study Abroad Scholarships page or contact Study Abroad Programs, Office of International Affairs, 404-413-2529.
Students interested in applying should find this program’s listing and begin an online application. Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.
Day 1 Morning--Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)
Day 2 Morning—Tour of Pretoria
Afternoon—University of Pretoria Meet and Greet—All Participants (i.e. students, lectures, business and government discussants)
Day 3 Morning—Lecture-- University of Pretoria
Afternoon—Site Visit: Coca-Cola South Africa
Day 4 Morning—Lecture-- University of Pretoria Afternoon—Site Visit: Eskom SA Limited (GA Power-Southern Company)
Day 5 Morning and Afternoon— Department of Trade and Industry, Pretoria
Afternoon: Coca-Cola South Africa
Day 6. Morning— Site Visit : Kimberly-Clark Corp. SA
Afternoon—Lesidi Cultural Village
Day 7 Palanesburg Game Park
Day 8 Company Visit (Financial, insurance, IT or other important sectors)
Day 9 Cape Town
Day 10 Robben Island Museum (The Mandela Legacy)
Day 11 Visit to a South African Winery
Day 12 Travel back to Atlanta (around August 18)
Day TBA Debriefing & Presentation Meeting
For More Information
To obtain additional information or to make further inquiry into this program, please contact the program director:
GSU’s Office of Study Abroad:
For general information on study abroad, including scholarships.