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  • Locations: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2025 04/01/2025 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay Areas of Study: Design, Journalism, Media Studies
Class Standing: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Program Type: Study
Program: Direct
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad South Africa: Journalism & Digital Media (Summer)


Study abroad in South Africa. Explore journalism ethics on a global scale as you learn the fundamentals of journalism and reporting in news-rich and sociopolitically complex South Africa.


Close to three decades into democracy, South Africa continues to struggle with the legacy of apartheid. With the highest income inequality in the world, South Africa is still transforming its political, educational, economic, and health sectors, amidst widespread corruption. During apartheid, the state used media as part of its ideological state apparatus, routinely censoring media if it showed any sympathy to the anti-apartheid movement. Today, the media and civil society serve as central pivots in both exposing corruption and enhancing South Africa’s democracy. This program provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in South Africa’s complex sociopolitical landscape as they learn about the fundamentals of journalism and reporting.

Students will work with award-winning journalists at Times Media Group or the Daily Maverick in Cape Town or Durban and carry out the full scope of story development, from identifying and researching story ideas, determining newsworthiness, finding sources, working with editors, and adhering to the highest standards of journalism. In addition, you will visit important sites like the Luthuli Museum, former home of the first African Nobel Peace Prize winner; the Mandela House in Johannesburg; and the Phoenix Settlement in Durban, home of the late Mohandas Gandhi. You will also see a wide range of exotic animals on safari in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. Near the end of the program, you will tour Cape Town to visit museums that tell the unique history of slaves from the Indonesian archipelago and the history of separate development in Cape Town. Adventure seekers will get to climb Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site, and see a picturesque view of Cape Town on a sunrise hike up Lion’s Head.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.



SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  



SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  


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