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South Africa: Cape Town & Johannesburg

On this Global Immersion Elective to South Africa, program participants will learn about inclusive leadership, inclusive business, and social entrepreneurship. The program starts in Johannesburg, a city often revered as the industrial hub that makes ‘ZA’ regarded as the business gateway to Africa. Students will not only visit major companies in the downtown district, but will also interact with local students and learn about emerging markets in two urban settlements known as ‘townships’. Almost halfway through the program, participants fly from Johannesburg to the picturesque port city of Cape Town. During this portion of the program, students visit companies who champion inclusive business and social enterprise, discover how youth entrepreneurship is changing South Africa, and work on program deliverables. In both Johannesburg and Cape Town, students will participate in a wide variety of cultural activities that in the past have included combinations of museum visits, a safari, interacting with local youth sports programs, seeing a rugby match, hiking, and/or a drive along the Cape.


  • GPA Requirement: 3.25
  • Language Prerequisite: None
  • Class during program (min): None
  • Language of Instruction: English

You must be admitted to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program as a business major or minor to apply for this program. Pre-business students, non-business majors and minors, and non-UNC students are not eligible. Admission status will be verified for all applicants.

Application Dates

  • Informational Sessions: November 4 and 7, 2019
    • Make-up Information Session: December 5, 2019 5-6pm McColl 3000
  • Round 1 Summer 2020 Deadline: Nov. 14, 2019
  • Round 1 Notification Begins: Dec. 13, 2019
  • Round 2 Summer 2020 Deadline: Jan. 16, 2020
  • Round 2 Notification Begins: Jan. 31, 2020

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