Anna Watson LEAD Cape Town

LEAD Cape Town

LEAD

Once in a lifetime adventure, leadership & service-learning study abroad program

Join us!
May 31 – July 3, 2022

Transformative Lessons

Bucket-List Adventures

Community Engagement

Best For

Students seeking a once in a lifetime study abroad experience


Stretching your comfort zone and differentiating yourself


Travelers who appreciate culinary excellence (foodie’s paradise)

Highlights

﹢ Five weeks

﹢ Six hours of academic course credit

﹢ Adventure week featuring African safari game drive, shark cage diving and elephant sanctuary tour

﹢ Like-minded community of students

﹢ Community engagement & service-learning

﹢ Innovative curriculum focused on your learning and personal development

“I remember telling Kelsey from the LeadAbroad team how I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try things I have never imagined, and as soon as I said that, she said, “I know the perfect place for you.” It turns out Cape Town could have not been a better fit.”

Julia Kinchen

Louisiana State University

“You will find an entirely new family in Cape Town and will have so many once in a lifetime adventures and memories to share with them. We learned about the concept of Ubuntu. It means ‘I am because we are’. I fell in love with this mindset while in Cape Town.”

Lexie Tucker

Baylor University

Dates

May 31 – July 3, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 30, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $4,300
Tuition: $3,600

Dates

May 31 – July 3, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 30, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $4,300
Tuition: $3,600

Cape Town Group

Overview

Join us for five weeks in South Africa on our flagship program. You will quickly realize why Cape Town is our staff’s favorite location. The action-packed itinerary is carefully curated to complement the transformative curriculum. Students tell us each week on LEAD Cape Town is better than the last. Weekly themes include leadership in the context of South African history and politics, experiential education, adventure, service-learning and reflection. You’ll receive six hours of academic credit from our academic partner, Oglethorpe University, while experiencing the highlights of a world-class city and discovering the best version of yourself.

Overview

Join us for five weeks in South Africa on our flagship program. You will quickly realize why Cape Town is our staff’s favorite location. The action-packed itinerary is carefully curated to complement the transformative curriculum. Students tell us each week on LEAD Cape Town is better than the last. Weekly themes include leadership in the context of South African history and politics, experiential education, adventure, service-learning and reflection. You’ll receive six hours of academic credit from our academic partner, Oglethorpe University, while experiencing the highlights of a world-class city and discovering the best version of yourself.

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What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Financial aid advisement
  • Transient student registration facilitation
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On-campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final dinner
  • Weekly program dinners on Sunday
  • Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks)
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour
  • Robben Island tour
  • 5-day Garden Route adventure tour including cage diving with sharks, elephant sanctuary and safari game drive
  • Breakfast and dinners included during the Garden Route 5-day tour
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within the group arrival window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • One copy of your official transcript from Oglethorpe University
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens)
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)
  • Textbook and academic fees

What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more.  Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Financial aid advisement
  • Transient student registration facilitation
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On-campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final dinner
  • Weekly program dinners on Sunday
  • Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks)
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour
  • Robben Island tour
  • 5-day Garden Route adventure tour including cage diving with sharks, elephant sanctuary and safari game drive
  • Breakfast and dinners included during the Garden Route 5-day tour
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within the group arrival window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • One copy of your official transcript from Oglethorpe University
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens)
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)
  • Textbook and academic fees
LEAD Cape Town Shark

Transformative Lessons

During LEAD Cape Town, you will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits from Oglethorpe University. Everyone participates in the same courses: “Leadership: Global Theory and Practice” and “Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.” To provide more flexibility in your course selection, you can choose to label these courses in a variety of disciplines on your transcript under the subjects of leadership, history, politics or sociology. Past students say that they have learned more about themselves from these two courses than any other class taken during their college career. Courses focus on who you are as an individual and where you want to go in life. They allow you to define your vision and values in a way that will provide you with clarity and direction after you return home.

Transformative Lessons

During LEAD Cape Town, you will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits from Oglethorpe University. Everyone participates in the same courses: “Leadership: Global Theory and Practice” and “Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement.” To provide more flexibility in your course selection, you can choose to label these courses in a variety of disciplines on your transcript under the subjects of leadership, history, politics or sociology. Past students say that they have learned more about themselves from these two courses than any other class taken during their college career. Courses focus on who you are as an individual and where you want to go in life. They allow you to define your vision and values in a way that will provide you with clarity and direction after you return home.

Cape Town group

Community Engagement & Service

We believe there is nothing more powerful than service learning to take your international experience to the next level. Service week is often the highlight of our students’ experience in Cape Town. Each year we work with community leaders and NGO’s to identify how to mindfully and sustainably support initiatives in local communities. Some of our favorite past projects include running after school programming for local youth, partnering with soup moms (community matriarchs) in Sir Lowry’s Pass, preparing meals at a local food kitchen, school beautification projects and business consulting for young entrepreneurs. This unique experience in Cape Town will deepen your connections with local leaders, with community members and with your peers.

Community Engagement & Service

We believe there is nothing more powerful than service learning to take your international experience to the next level. Service week is often the highlight of our students’ experience in Cape Town. Each year we work with community leaders and NGO’s to identify how to mindfully and sustainably support initiatives in local communities. Some of our favorite past projects include running after school programming for local youth, partnering with soup moms (community matriarchs) in Sir Lowry’s Pass, preparing meals at a local food kitchen, school beautification projects and business consulting for young entrepreneurs. This unique experience in Cape Town will deepen your connections with local leaders, with community members and with your peers.

Cape Town service

Bucket-list Adventures

Cape Town is well-known as one of the most adventurous places in the world. To take advantage, we include many adventure tours and activities into the program. You will hike Table Mountain, walk with elephants, go on a safari game drive, see penguins at Boulders Beach and cage dive with sharks. If you’re looking for more extreme adventures, you will also have the option to go bungee jumping from the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge. In addition, we partner with a local adventure company to connect you with additional bucket-list adventures such as sandboarding, seal snorkeling and skydiving. By stepping outside of your comfort zone alongside your peers, you will leave this program with incomparable life-long friendships.

Bucket-list Adventures

Cape Town is well-known as one of the most adventurous places in the world. To take advantage, we include many adventure tours and activities into the program. You will hike Table Mountain, walk with elephants, go on a safari game drive, see penguins at Boulders Beach and cage dive with sharks. If you’re looking for more extreme adventures, you will also have the option to go bungee jumping from the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge. In addition, we partner with a local adventure company to connect you with additional bucket-list adventures such as sandboarding, seal snorkeling and skydiving. By stepping outside of your comfort zone alongside your peers, you will leave this program with incomparable life-long friendships.

Accommodations

Your home away from home in Cape Town is safe, comfortable and convenient. Located just 10 minutes outside of the city center, each apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and will be shared with three other students of the same gender. The apartments are spacious with a kitchen, living area and balcony. On the property, there are three restaurants (if you like sushi you are in luck), a gym and a spa.

Free WiFi

On-Site Dining

24/7 Security

Laundry Services

Nearby Grocery

Rooftop Views

Flights, Safety, Finances & More

Our expert team has over 13 years of experience leading students and families through the travel abroad process. Whether you have questions about how to book your flight, health and safety procedures or how program finances work, we have answers. If this is your first big adventure abroad without your family, you will be glad you chose LeadAbroad to guide you through the preparation and your time abroad.

Chat with an expert!

Questions about details, dates and pricing? Nervous to travel alone? Curious about the acceptance criteria? We’d love to chat! Pick a time below, and our team will give you a call.

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