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Emerging Markets: South Africa Study Tour 2016

In August, 12 IPED students participated in the Emerging Markets: South Africa study tour alongside two dozen South African students and professionals. The course is part of Fordham’s Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis certificate, also includes a course on political risk and strategic financial management.

Students spent every morning at the beautiful main campus of University of Pretoria.

Students spent every morning at the beautiful main campus of University of Pretoria.

Leonard, an alumnus of the Emerging Markets & Country Risk certificate program, helped welcome the new students to South Africa at the first of many braais.

Leonard, an alumnus of the Emerging Markets & Country Risk certificate program, helped welcome the new students to South Africa at the first of many braais.

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Outside of the classroom, students deepened their knowledge of South Africa through various site visits. Over the course of three weeks, students had the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from many of the major players in the South African economy, including the Public Investment Corporation, the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), the South African Reserve Bank, the South Africa’s National Treasury, Standard Bank, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), De Beers, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, among others.

The South African Reserve Bank

The South African Reserve Bank

Although the majority of the course is spent in Pretoria and Johannesburg, students also had the opportunity to visit Cape Town, on South Africa’s southwest coast.

Fantastic dinner and entertainment at Marco's in the Bo-Kapp neighborhood of Cape Town.

Fantastic dinner and entertainment at Marco’s in the Bo-Kapp neighborhood of Cape Town.

Robben Island--where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars--is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Robben Island–where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars–is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At the end of their time in South Africa, IPED students took at trip to the world famous Kruger National Park for a few days on safari.

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The Emerging Markets: South Africa Study tour is an incredible opportunity for students to study an emerging market economy while immersed in that emerging market economy. Scholarships are generously offered through Fordham’s St. Campion Institute.

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