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  • Locations: Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Art, Geography, Geology, History, Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theater Studies, Zoology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About Rhodes University

Rhodes University was founded in 1904.  It offers a wide range of majors through its six faculties that include Commerce, Education, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy and Science.  It is a leading institution of higher education in South Africa, with approximately 4,000 students enrolled on the Grahamstown campus. Rhodes University has a diverse study body that reflects the cosmopolitan nature of South African society.

Grahamstown (pop. 67,200) is nestled in the beautiful hills of the Eastern Cape. Grahamstown is home to the National Festival of Arts, SciFest and other important cultural activities. It is close to game parks, the beach, and within easy reach of surrounding towns and cities via excellent road and air connections. As students are immersed in South African culture, they will learn about the challenges and aspirations of a South Africa emerging from the dark era of apartheid and into a more hopeful democratic future.  

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: late July to late November
Spring Semester: mid February to late June A photo of a dirt road with a mountain straight ahead and trees on the side

Courses & Credit:
Four courses per semester for 1st & 2nd year level or two courses per semester at 3rd year level 

Housing & Board: 
University Halls in single rooms, with a meal plan
Budget Worksheet:
Click here for the Rhodes University budget worksheet.!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the Rhode's University website)

Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).               

Group of Wheaton students atop Table Mountain

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5 Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.