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Elephants in Africa

South Africa (AAP): Cape Town

While learning about South Africa’s history, economy, political life and culture, this immersion will give you an opportunity to explore the importance of inclusive leadership, inclusive business and social entrepreneurship. These concepts will come to life through unique approaches to learning: design thinking and in-depth conversations with peers. Program objectives include:

  • Developing your personal leadership skills and practices in alignment with your career aspirations
  • Critical thinking about the role of inclusive leadership in the South African and African contexts — and consider its applicability at UNC and in your future work environments
  • Understanding the potential and importance of inclusive business and social entrepreneurship in developing contexts and consider their relevance for the USA and other countries
  • Exploring the complex inter-connectedness of business, government, and society in a developing market economy and how this affects organizations and managers

To foster these learning objectives, you will:

  • Visit companies that champion inclusive business and social enterprise
  • Work on a team project with Aspire Youth, an organization that champions youth entrepreneurship
  • Engage with South African guest lecturers
  • Participate in program-relevant cultural activities possibly including museum visits, a safari, hiking, and/or a drive along the cape. While in country, you should expect to spend ~10 hours per day on program activities.

The program is led by Lecturer Dave Bond, Executive Coach, Change Consultant, and International Facilitator.


  • GPA Requirement: Good standing at UNC
  • Language Prerequisite: None
  • Class During Program: AAP first-year or sophomore
  • Language of Instruction: English

Application Dates

  • Application Opens: Aug. 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2019
  • Notifications Begin: Oct. 15, 2019
  • Enrollment Deadline: Oct. 22, 2019

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