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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania; Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: JCS, PSY, REL
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Fee: $7500
Program Description:

Belmont in South Africa & Tanzania




Travel to South Africa and Tanzania on this 12th annual service learning study abroad program. In the past ten years, over 150 students have traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, and Arusha, Tanzania to work with vulnerable children. Students work with entrepreneurial nongovernment agencies that empower children and adults to face the social and economic obstacles that trouble contemporary Africa. Students will serve to meet the needs of the community while simultaneously being immersed in the intellectual, political, artistic, and spiritual life of the culture. There will be powerful encounters with wildlife, political prisoners, social entrepreneurs, and the places that have shaped the life and history of Southern Africa.
Students will see penguins and baboons, visit Cape Hope and the District 6 Museum, take a Malay cooking class, visit the Ngorongoro Crater, and take in all of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. There will be great food, wonderful people, beautiful sunsets, lions, elephants, and springbok on safari, and of course, students will be able to serve others, learn about other cultures, and meet some of the most amazing people in the world. Join us for this extraordinary adventure and be forever changed. Please like Belmont in Africa on Facebook, where you can read blogs from last year’s trip and see our inspirational collection of photos.
  • see penguins and baboons
  • visit Cape Hope and the District 6 Museum
  • take a Malay cooking class
  • visit the Ngorongoro Crater
  • take in all of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.
  • go on safari

COURSES AVAILABLEStudents in S.Africa/Tanzania
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the BELL Core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in South Africa and Tanzania. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • REL 3950: Questions that Matter: Africa – The Ethics & Spirit of Ubuntu, Junior Cornerstone (Path A or Path B Bell Core Requirement)
  • PSY 3950: The Psychology of Race: Why Does it Matter So Much? (3 hours) (satisfies BELL Core Science)
  • PSY 3950: The Psychology of Race: Why Does it Matter So Much? (4 hours) (Lab Science) (satisfies BELL Core Science)


INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


1. Program Fee: $7,500: 
This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing, most meals, group travel between destinations on the itinerary, student health insurance, and site admissions. 
Costs not covered by the program fee include: C
ourse texts/supplies, $200 visa fee for Tanzania, some meals, and personal expenses.

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 

Photo of S.Africa/Tanzania

Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 



Dr. David Dark
College of Theology and Christian Ministry
david.dark@belmont.eduJAAC 2026

Dr. Linda Jones

Psychological Science Department •MCWHORTER HALL 419


Dates / Deadlines:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.