SOUTH AFRICA: Health and International Medicine (closed)

Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 12 - June 12, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Faculty Leader: Adam Thomas (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (

Frequently Asked Questions

Term: Summer I


  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations – Regional Engagement: South Africa
  • PT6239 Intercultural Health Care Delivery


In this Summer 1 Dialogue in South Africa, the students will be able to explore the South African health care system as well as attend lectures, excursions, and tours on South Africa culture and history. Students will visit many cities and townships within the country and have access to public and private medical facilities. By the end of this dialogue students will have a better understanding of social and economical impacts on health care systems and delivery. This Dialogue in South Africa will allow growth culturally as well as educationally, and will be a great learning opportunity for any student interested in health care.


  • INTL4944 Dialogue of Civilizations – Regional Engagement: South Africa
  • PT6239 Intercultural Health Care Delivery

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • All of the students should be in a major within in the health and/or biological sciences (including but not limited to: Physical Therapy, Nursing, Exercise Physiology, and Health Sciences), preferably within the college of Bouvé at Northeastern as well as taken at least one professional course within their major.
  • Students should clearly state what their goals are for this dialogue and why they want to be included as a part of it.
  • Also, students should have an interest in South Africa and seeing different aspects of the medical system and working alongside other health care professionals.
  • Only students interviewed by the South Africa dialogue leader will be eligible to be selected for this dialogue.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee: $2,000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.


We will be staying in hotels all along the way.  Breakfast is included daily and then you are responsible for at least one meal a day on your own and some days two meals a day.  Internet is for a fee everywhere you go and is very limited, so be prepared for very limited internet access.  Laundry is available halfway through the trip for a nominal fee.


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  • Capetown
  • Durban
  • KZN Midlands
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  • Swaziland