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The world is your oyster with UJ’s Study Abroad Programme



UJ students have been travelling the world exploring diverse cultures, learning new languages and enhancing their employment prospects in a globalised world, thanks to the Study Abroad Programme.

The programme, offered by UJ’s Division for Internationalisation, gives students opportunities to continue their academic studies, in a different country, says Mrs Lisle du Plessis, UJ’s Study Abroad Manager. “We have embarked on an awareness campaign with the aim to encourage students to join. The programme not only offers the students an opportunity to discover themselves, but also to the opportunity to explore their careers opportunities in a global setting.”

Noluthando Ngwenya, a fourth year BCOM Economics and Econometrics UJ student, attended a summer school in Australia, hosted by Universitas21 in the beginning of August 2014. “The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Study Abroad Programme is an opportunity to continue academic studies while living and travelling in a country outside of your own,” Ngwenya said

UJ is the first and only African university admitted to Universitas21 – a highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world. “The opportunity to attend the 13th International Conference of Africanists at Russia in May 2014 was enriching. I’m truly grateful for the Study Abroad Programme and its partnership with the Institute for Africa Studies of the Russia Academy of Sciences,” said Tafadzwa Mafembata, who is pursuing his Master’s in Sociology at UJ.

Laurenz Langer, a BA Development Studies student said, the progress he made as an individual was beyond measurement, thanks to the Programme. Langer attended the Science Po summer school in Paris, July 2013.