May 15 - June 8, 2019

Enrollment in the program is limited, so you are encouraged to apply early. BU in South Africa is open to all undergraduates regardless of major or class year.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

Application review will begin on Oct. 15, 2018.


Bucknell in South Africa is a three-week service-learning program based in Cape Town. Students earn credit for ECON or MGMT as we explore how South Africa is addressing the legacy of apartheid through social entrepreneurship and community development.

In addition to doing meaningful work in Cape Town, we also take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. Cape Town features breathtaking mountains, beautiful beaches, and exotic animals, all of which we will experience. The food is also spectacular, and very different from the U.S., and the region is famous for its wine. There is also an excellent theater, music and art scene, all of which make Cape Town a wonderful place to spend 3 weeks.