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UConn Fall Nursing in Cape Town, South Africa (Faculty-led)

The Program
This program is for Nursing students in their senior year, seventh semester. Students taking their Maternity and Pediatric Courses will have the opportunity to do their clinical rotations 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.

The Academics
1. Theoretical Component:
NURS 3295 (3 cr) Special Topics in Nursing:Politics, Culture & History of South Africa
Nursing 3715 (3 cr) Nursing Leadership in the 21st Century
Nursing 3330 (4 cr) Clinical and Nursing Science:Care of the Childbearing Family
Nursing 3450 (4 cr) Clinical and Nursing Science:Care of the Childrearing Family
2. Practicum:
Nursing 3392 (3 cr) Practicum with Childbearing families
Nursing 3492 (3 cr) Practicum with Childrearing Families
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.
We will utilize the resources of:
· ThembaCare: Infants and Pediatrics HIV/AIDS facility
· Tafelsig Clinic, Township based Health care
· Melomed Hospitals, Gatesville Medical Center and Mitchell’s Plain Hospital
· Talfo Clinic
· Sarah Fox Convalescent & Children Rehabilitation Hospital
· Maitland Cottage

The Experience 
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.

Please note that 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).

Budget Sheets: Fall
The Details

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Terms: Fall
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 01/17/2018 01/17/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 4th+ Year Academic area: Nursing
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3