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The Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) is pleased to announce our summer programs in South Africa.

BEAI plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. These programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, BEAI believes these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

For the summer of 2016, BEAI has programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of the professors include:

  • Professor Dr. Rod Alence (University of the Witwatersrand, Best University in South Africa) – Previous Head of Department
    • PhD from Stanford University
    • Previous Fulbright researcher at the University of Ghana’s Legon Centre for International Affairs.
    • Holds nine distinctions and two winners of the School of Social Sciences postgraduate research prize.
  • Professor Dr. Gilbert Khadiagala (University of the Witwatersrand) – Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of Department
    • Published on politics and security in Southern Africa, the Great Lakes Region, Eastern, and the Horn of Africa
    • Specializes in African International Relations, Conflict Management and Resolution, African Regional and Sub-Regional Institutions, and Comparative Political Institutions.
  • Service Learning Day Local NGO – Vision – Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.
    • Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service.

The students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. BEAI also encourages students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.

  • Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
  • Big 5 African Safari
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
  • NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders

Please Note: BEAI limits the South Africa programs to 21 students per program to enhance the students learning between the professors and students.

Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. BEAI hopes you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. We would greatly appreciate if you can pass the information about our program on to your students. If you believe you have students at your university that would be interested in this unique opportunity, please inform them to contact us via

Thank you very much for your support, and to find more information about our program, you may visit

We offer an informative detailed student packet.

This in-depth 30+ page packet includes a brief history of South Africa, unique areas we are visiting and why they are special, a day-by-day itinerary, about BEA Institute and our partners, tips on traveling to South Africa, and much more.

You or a student can download the packet here:


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