Summer 2013 South Africa

Program Details

EMGT 629:  Disaster Risk Management

Cape Town, South Africa


Monday, June 24th – Thursday, July 4, 2013

(Exact departure/return dates to be confirmed) 


Dr. Kirsten Bookmiller,

Professor, Government and Political Affairs and MSEM Faculty Member 

Director, CDRE Global Partnerships Initiative 


Dr. Richard Clark,

Professor, Meteorology, Chairperson, Earth Sciences and MSEM Faculty Member

Founder and Director, MS in Integrated Scientific Applications


Program Fee

The $4000 Program Fee** includes:

  • Airfare: Round-trip international flight and internal flight between Johannesburg (point of entry) and Cape Town.
  • In-country transportation for formal program components
  • Accommodations: 9 overnight stays (3-4 people to a room/with shared bathrooms)
  • A combination of home cooked and restaurant meals included (participants will be responsible for some meals on their own)
  • Entrance fees to all program sites in Cape Town which are part of the official program
  • Guided facilities tours and meetings with South African specialists in disaster management
  • Several cultural excursions in Cape Town as well as to Cape Point Nature Reserve (Cape of Good Hope) and Boulders Beach (African Penguin Colony)
  • 24-7 local support
  • Pre-departure orientation 

** This price is based on the current exchange rate for the South African Rand as well as current air ticket prices, and therefore is subject to change.  Additionally, students will be responsible for passport fees, International Student Identity Card, travel to/from US departure city (most likely JFK or Dulles) and 3 MU graduate tuition credits and required fees.


To hold a place with the program, students will be required to pay a $250 nonrefundable deposit (this is part of the $4000 program fee). Once said deposit is paid, students are guaranteed a spot in the program.  Partial payments for the program will start in late January 2012.  A final program fee payment schedule will be distributed soon.  Tuition for graduate credits will be paid directly to Millersville University based on the Summer II 2013 payment schedule.


For more information contact:

Kirsten Bookmiller, MSEM Seminar Abroad Coordinator, at