AUC Reslife

Expand your Leadership Development through Cultural Exchange

In collaboration with the American University in Cairo (AUC), Stellenbosch University (through the SU International) is offering 5 students the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange programme in Cairo, Egypt. As part of the AUC Reslife programme, students will participate in a rich cultural experience, which will include students from AUC, Nepal and the University of Pretoria.

The programme is further being implemented with the collaboration of Student Affairs at SU, and selected SU students for the cultural exchange programme can participate in the African Leadership Development Programme (ALDP). This accredited short course will require around 60 hours of participation and will embed the exchange experience in a platform of learning that explores Leadership themes within the African context.

For the cultural exchange students will depart on Thursday 6 September 2018, and return to South Africa on Tuesday 18 September 2018. Here is the tentative programme for the cultural exchange.

Successful applicants will receive a travel bursary, which will include flights, accommodation and stipend to cover basic food. Registration costs for participation in the ALDP will be covered, if a student also decides to take part in the short course.

Application Requirements:


The following travel bursary application needs to be completed.

Please take note of the following:

  • Your motivation must explain how this opportunity will benefit your current curricular programme, or co-curricular involvement at SU.
  • Although the above application form requests an acceptance letter, please ignore it.

Other important Application Requirements:

  • A student must be registered for a full degree at Stellenbosch University.
  • Only students in their second year or later will be considered for a nomination and placement at summer or winter schools taking place in June / July / August.
  • A student must have an overall aggregate of 60%.
  • Must be in possession of a valid passport.

For more information:

For more information about the cultural exchange, please contact Mr. Nico Elema at and Mr. Ben Nel at

For more information on the ALDP short course, please contact Mr. Spurgeon Wilson at

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