Here's what you get when you study abroad with CEA in Port Elizabeth:
One of the benefits of studying abroad is the ability explore the region around your host city. Excursions are offered for all semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are typically offered two to three excursions and summer students are typically offered one to two excursions. You will receive a list of excursions during orientation. Here are a few weekend and day trips we’ve offered in the past:
Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures (Semester Only)
Tap into your adventurous spirit and spend an action-packed weekend at Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure Park. You may go over beautiful waterfalls on a zipline tour, bungee jump from Bloukranz Bridge, battle your friends in a paintball fight, and kick up some serious dust on quad bikes. After all the
excitement, enjoy quality time with friends over a braai accompanied, by a South African drumming session. Time and energy permitting, you may also stop at Monkeyland, the world’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary, or the neighboring Bird of Eden Park with a large collection of free-flight African birds and miniature monkeys.
Explore the riches of South Africa on this five-day trip to the Cape of Good Hope. Take in breathtaking natural views driving along Chapman’s Peak, touring the Cango Caves, and hiking to the top of Table Mountain. Encounter exotic wildlife at an ostrich farm, endangered African penguin colony, and (if you’re feeling brave) you may get a chance to cage dive with great white sharks. Along with all the adventure, you’ll also experience the culture and history of South Africa, exploring Cape Town and the relics of its divisive past. Visit Robben Island, prison and home of President Nelson Mandela for 17 years during Apartheid, and explore the living history, culture, and natural beauty of South Africa.
Addo Elephant Park
Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe South Africa’s amazing biodiversity and its “big five” inhabitants: elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, and leopards. At Addo, a park dedicated to the preservation of the Eastern Cape elephant and the Cape buffalo, you will have the chance to see park inhabitants in their natural habitat as you participate in a game drive led by knowledgeable guides in open-top vehicles, or by going horseback riding or hiking on trails through the park. This excursion will definitely be worth writing home about!
Experience rural Afrikaner life on a settlement of cattle farms located in the Adelaide area of the Eastern Cape. On your trip to the farming town, we’ll stop in Grahamstown, where you can visit the International Library of African Music, the African Musical Instrument Factory, and discover this beautiful city. During your stay at local farmhouses, you’ll go hiking, and participate in a traditional South African braai, among other fun activities.
Take advantage of the unique flavor of Port Elizabeth. CEA offers a variety of local cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges, or something entirely different, our staff can help you get involved in local culture.
Get to know your host city through cultural engagement activities during orientation. In the past, our students have enjoyed:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University offers a number of cultural events throughout the year. These may include:
Academics Plus Travel
I highly recommend this program from both an academic and a travel standpoint. Not only did we learn so much about South Africa, but we got to see and experience even more.