Please note: The spring Nursing in Cape Town program is offered for UConn Nursing seniors. The summer program is offered for the Professional CEIN group.
Students taking either their Maternity or Pediatric Courses will have the opportunity to do some of their required clinical hours in hospitals and clinics in Cape Town and the surrounding townships.
Since the early 1990s, South Africa has witnessed sweeping changes in its political and cultural landscape. Once stigmatized as a racist regime and egregious violator of human rights, it is now celebrated as one of the most tolerant nations on earth with one of the most progressive constitutions in the world. South Africa’s constitution is indeed the only one with specific language on women’s rights, children’s rights, workers’ rights, health care rights, education rights, and environmental and conservation justice. While Pretoria is the seat of the South African government, Cape Town is the site of parliament, and it is this magnificently beautiful city nestled between sandy beaches and gorgeous mountain tops that will provide the setting for this UConn Nursing program.
UConn Nursing in Cape Town will immerse you in the living history of South Africa by directly involving you in institutions that are wrestling with South Africa’s troubled past and creating a modern, democratic civil society. At the heart of the program are your clinical practicum. The Politics of South Africa course will help you to put what you are experiencing into cultural and historical perspective. You will also visit some non-governmental agencies whose mission is to address issues of social injustice as it impacts upon formerly disenfranchised South Africans, women, children, and workers.
- Theoretical Component:
Nursing theory will be taught prior to the immersion experience.
The Clinical Practicum will be arranged in collaboration with Rev Vernon Rose, coordinator of student internships for the University of Connecticut. The supervision of students in the placements will be done by nursing faculty from the University of Connecticut. The practicum will be comprised of a minimum of 40 hours of clinical hours.
We will utilize the resources of:
- Maitland Cottage, an orthopedic hospital and/or Sarah Fox Rehab Hospital· Taflesig Clinic, Township based Health care
- Melo-Med Hospitals, Gatesville Medical Center and Mitchell’s Plain Hospital
You, and other UConn participants, will live in a fully-furnished house located in Rodebosch, one of Cape Town’s many southern suburbs. The house is within walking distance to grocery shopping and the University of Cape Town, as well as within easy access to public transportation. By use of public transit you will be within 20-30 minutes of most areas, including Cape Town’s thriving city center, various shopping venues, multiple beaches, and countless site seeing attractions like Table Mountain, Parliament, and District Six.
If you would like to hear about another UConn student’s experience in Cape Town, feel free to contact one of our Ambassadors.
Summer: Please note that financial aid, other than certain scholarships, cannot be applied to the cost of this program. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet.
Spring: This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
- Terms: Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year||Academic area:||Nursing|
|Language of instruction:||Prior language study required:|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||3|