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South Africa (CMST - Nelson Mandela University): SCSU Short-Term
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 02/07/2018 06/19/2018 07/22/2018
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Host University Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Class Eligibility:
1-Freshman Non-SCSU Student: Yes
Housing Options: Hotels Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:


This program consists of two courses at Nelson Mandela University. These courses are part of NMU's mid-year program. Students will take both courses. In CMST 402 Conflict Management South Africa students will learn about conflict management and transformation in a national context as well as from a South African perspective. The program director, Jeff Ringer, will relate how the national level concepts apply to conflicts on a person-to-person level. The second course, CMST 302 Conflict Management Community Engagement Project, will involve students going to a township in South Africa and providing a summer camp for the kids of a school. The activities that we engage in with the students will include conflict management activities.

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Summer
Credits:  6 Credits per semester
Faculty & Staff:  SCSU Faculty-Led/University Led
     Dr. Jeff Ringer/ Nelson Mandela Staff
Housing:  Hotels 
Meals:  On your own
Language of instruction:  English


The students would take two classes for a total of six credits. 

  • The classes will be: Midyear Short Program in Conflict Management and Transformation which will transfer in as CMST 402/502 Conflict Management in South Africa
  • Midyear Short Program in Community Service-Holiday Club which will transfer in as CMST 302 Conflict Management Community Service Project


Students will have the opportunity to see Port Elizabeth South Africa. There will be trips around South Africa to integrate the course content into real world learning. Students will have the opportunity to visit Kragga Kamma Game Park, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, and so much more. 


SCSU students will stay in a hotel regulated by Nelson Mandela University.


  • Freshman status or above

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Open to all majors


NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative