Cape Town, South Africa Project Center

Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
B-Term during late fall
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture

Located at the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town is both a cosmopolitan city with visitors and residents from around the globe; and a city dealing with poverty, rapid urban growth, and other problems many developing nations face. Average temperatures in November range from 55°F to 74°F.

Past Projects

Past students at the Cape Town project center have:

  • Worked to improve facilities for survivors of domestic violence with the residents and staff of the Sizakuyenza Safe House (Winner of 2015 President’s IQP Award)
  • Assisted in the development and formalization of an early childhood development center in an informal settlement
  • Considered new approaches to utilizing vacant spaces to promote community in politically contested District Six