BOSP Cape Town Update, 04.24.18
Due to additional and improved information regarding the water shortage crisis in the city of Cape Town, the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) has decided to operate its Cape Town Program for Summer Quarter 2017-18 and we have notified the students who will be attending the program this summer. We are also moving forward with our three-week faculty-led seminar, Soccer and Rugby in South Africa: A Racial Divide and Future Transformation, taught by Robert Sinclair, Charles M. Pigott Professor in the School of Engineering.
Student Profile - Lucy Arnold
“The Cape region is an incredible place to study and learn because virtually everywhere you go, the apartheid legacy is fresh and mixed with ongoing social, cultural, and political struggles. Whether your classes focus on local history, social injustices in urban planning, or Xhosa language, it is all surrounding you in daily Cape Town life.”
Student Profile - Lilia Chang
“Being abroad forces you to take classes normally not in your catalog. I chose to take a class in Xhosa, one of the eleven officially recognized languages in South Africa and the most dominant black ethnic language. Although it was just two units, it allowed me to converse with Uber drivers and students of mine -- being a little bit conversational in another's native language can take you a long way.”
The Cape Town program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in engaged learning and academic courses focused on the history and politics of post-apartheid South Africa.