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Global Perspective in South Africa

The Global Perspective in South Africa study abroad program will travel to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park in South Africa. During the program students will get to take workshops on global issues and intercultural communication, do a service learning project, visit companies and organizations, and explore Kruger Nation Park, which is famous for its wild animals like elephants, zebras, giraffes and lions, while learning about environmental preservation. Student who participate in the program can take ECON 201: Macroeconomics, CBAD 290: Integrated Business Communication or both. This program will help students gain a more comprehensive perspective about important global issues such as poverty, income inequality, international relationships, intercultural communication and environmental sustainability while visiting one of the most beautiful countries on earth.


Course Information

ECON 201: Macroeconomics (3 credits). (Prereq: UNIV 110, MATH 130 and completion of 24 semester hours, or instructor's permission). Course provides basic analysis, basic definitions and concepts, mechanics of pricing fundamentals of capitalism, national income, income and employment theory, and monetary and fiscal policy. Students will be able to compare the U.S.’s and South Africa’s economies and discuss economic policies for both countries.
Instructor: Yoav Wachsman

CBAD 290: Integrated Business Communication. (3 credits). (Prereq: None). The course examines methods of business communication with key stakeholders and provides practical applications for written, oral, and interpersonal communications. Students will learn about the importance of intercultural communication and will discuss interview skills with local executives.
Instructor: Karen Sauls


Faculty & Staff Leaders 

Yoav Wachsman Bio PhotoYoav Wachsman, Professor, Finance & Economics 
yoav@coastal.edu • 843-349-2683 Wall 228D

Dr. Yoav Wachsman is a Professor of Economics and the Director of International & Special Programs at the Wall College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his B.A. from Salisbury University. He specializes in Environmental Economics and Economics of Tourism. Dr. Wachsman led several groups on study abroad programs and has extensive experience organizing and delivering international programs. He traveled to over 80 countries and speaks Hebrew, Spanish and some Italian. He has lived in Israel, the USA, and Germany. He hopes to help students travel and gain a more global perspective.

Karen Sauls, Lecturer, Marketing and HRTM, Wall College of Business
kasauls@coastal.edu • 843-349-4030 • Wall 316
Dr. Sauls is a Lecturer of Business Law at the Wall College of Business.  She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University with a concentration in International and Comparative Law.  She is licensed to practice law in several states and has practiced in state and federal courts across the country.  In addition to running a successful law practice, she teaches a variety of classes at Coastal Carolina University.  She speaks basic Spanish and has traveled to the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Central America and numerous countries within the Caribbean.  As a participant in several study abroad programs while studying for her degrees, she recognizes the importance of preparing our students to work in a global business environment and is excited to work with students in an international setting.


Cost of the Program

Cost of the Program = Program Fees + (Number of Credits x Tuition Rate)
In-State Students ($357/credit)
CCU credits  Program Fees Tuition  Cost of Program
3 credits $4,450 $1,071 $5,521
6 credits $4,450 $2,142 $6,592

 

Out-of-State Students ($432/credit)
CCU credits Program Fees Tuition Cost of Program
3 credits $4,450 $1,296 $5,746
6 credits $4,450 $2,592 $7,042

Included in Cost of Program: Roundtrip airfare from U.S. to South Africa, accommodations, breakfast every day and some group meals, excursions, and emergency medical insurance. 

Not included in Cost of Program: 

  • Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses:$350 for meals not covered by program fees and miscellaneous expenses. Please note that this estimate will vary based on individual spending habits, and does not cover the cost of a new passport. Students should ask their program leaders for more details about estimated out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Pre-departure Housing: Depending on the departure day, students may be meeting on-campus in the week leading up to the departure date. Students will need to make sure they have accommodations leading up to the program departure date.  Students should confirm with faculty leaders the date of departure before securing housing.

Scholarships: Scholarships for up to $2,000 are available through the Wall College of Business. Click here for information regarding all available CCU scholarships, deadlines, how to apply.


Payment Schedule for Program Fees and Tuition

Program Fee & Tuition Schedule Due Date Amount Due
Deposit November 1, 2017 $300
1st Payment December 8, 2017 $1,384
2nd Payment January 12, 2018 $1,383
3rd Payment February 12, 2018 $1,383
Tuition April 20, 2018 In-State: $357/credit
Out-of-State: $432/credit

Deposits can be made in-person at Student Accounts (Baxley Hall) or over the phone. After acceptance to the program, payments can be made either online through Webadvisor or at Student Accounts.  Please note that payments made with a debit or credit card will be charged a service fee of 2.7 percent. For more information about methods of payment, visit http://www.coastal.edu/studentaccounts.


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