University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2018: EXCHANGE Univ. Pretoria South Africa

Program Dates January 28, 2018 - June 24, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview Note: This program requires the even exchange of students between UD and the partner institution abroad. Therefore the number of exchange spots available to outbound UD students is dependent on the number of inbound students sent to UD by the partner institution. If parity is not achieved, the exchange cannot take place.

General Information

The University: The University of Pretoria has nine "faculties," or departments, including Economics and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Theology, and Veterinary Science. Most of the faculties, as well as student residence halls and UP administration, are found on the main Hatfield campus. The University's educational philosophy includes promoting teaching excellence within a flexible learning paradigm, underpinned by a resource-rich environment that includes conventional contact teaching, e-learning and distance education.

Language: English and Afrikaans.

Calendar: Fall semester (known as Semester 2 in the southern hemisphere) typically runs mid-July through mid-November. Applications for fall semester are due March 10. Spring semester (known as Semester 1) runs mid-January through mid-June. Applications for Spring semester are due September 20. See the UP website for the calendar.

Visas and Passports: Both are required for U.S. citizens. (The visa is actually called a Study Permit.) Contact the South African consulate that has jurisdiction over your permanent place of residence. You should also review the consulate's website for a list of documents you are required to present to obtain your student visa. At a minimum, these will include: (1) an acceptance letter from UP, (2) proof of purchase of South African medical insurance, (3) a notarized guarantee of financial resources (from your parents or from your bank), (4) your passport (valid at least 3 months after the date you return), (5) separate passport photographs, (6) roundtrip flight itinerary, (7) FBI background check and (8) letter of support from UD. Remember to make all necessary photocopies before going to the consulate.

Transportation: As a UP exchange student, you will be staying at Tuksdorp; this residence is a five minute walk from campus. If for some reason, you need to get to another UP location, you may travel with one of the free shuttle busses that run on the hour all throughout the week and twice per day on the weekends. Taxis are recommended for getting around town. Students are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare, estimated at $2,000 (for planning purposes only).

Housing: UP has more than two dozen all-male, all-female, and mixed-gender dormitories (residences) close to campus and with full staff support. International students typically stay at Tuksdorp. The cost is typically less than most UD residence halls. Though there is no set meal plan, individual meals may be purchased; the cost of meals is typically less than that of a UD dining plan.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience) and UNIV 372 (Discovery Learning marker). It is the student's responsibility to investigate couse offerings and secure the necessary transfer credit permissions prior to departure.  The equivalent of a grade of "C" at Pretoria (50) is required in order for credits to transfer to UD.  It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure, and to ensure that the host institution sends an official transcript to UD upon completion of coursework.

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,935.00$15,930.00

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

Contact Information:
Lisa Chieffo
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017

Interest Meetings:
08/31/2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, IGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall
09/08/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, IGS conference room, 213 Clayton Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.