Type keyword:  
| |
Press Release  
Release Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:29 PM
Howard University Logo
Media Contact:
Rachel Mann
Communications Specialist

Howard Launches South Africa Study Abroad Program


WASHINGTON (January 12, 2012) – Howard University is announcing its first stand-alone study abroad program for undergraduate students. The program will send a group of students to the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, for a semester of coursework between July and November of this year.

To create the program, Howard partnered with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad), a longtime university study abroad provider. Under the new partnership arrangement, Howard will have greater say over enrollment decisions in the Cape Town program. Selected students will take credited coursework at the university and participate in internships in the local community.

Students interested in the fall or spring study abroad semester should attend an information session on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at 3 p.m.  The URL for the South Africa study abroad application is

“The program at the University of the Western Cape is the first ever Howard signature program allowing undergraduates to spend an entire semester abroad,” said Dr. Jeanne Toungara, assistant provost for international programs at Howard. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students because the program has no limitations as to number of students we can send.”

For more information, contact Dr. Toungara at 202.806.9324 or


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

 Howard University Office of University Communications,
2225 Georgia Ave. NW,
Suite 603, Washington, D.C. 20059
Webmaster / Contacts
- WWW Disclaimer
Follow Howard U.on :
Facebook Twitter Blog
free html visitor counters