Study Abroad in South Africa

Cassandra Leyva Start Date: May 31, 2017 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

My Travel Story

by: Cassandra Leyva Start Date: May 31, 2017 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017

Last Summer, I decided to go back to school after almost 10 years off to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in the Arts.  I enrolled at Pasadena City College, taking Dance courses in the Fall and soon realized that I was already University transfer-ready.  I took a shot and applied to California State University Los Angeles, Theatre Arts and Dance Program and was admitted for Fall 2017!

This Spring, I learned about Pasadena City College's summer study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa for the month of July, studying African history.  The first time this destination has been offered by the school, the trip will integrate classroom academics and cultural immersion for a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity I couldn't pass on.

Next Fall, I will begin working on my Dance degree at Cal State LA, bringing with me this experience and all that I learn this Summer abroad.  Cultural awareness and appreciation are vital to a global understanding of the Arts and I'm thrilled to be able to access South African history and culture in this way!

Well, it's been a whirlwind since last Summer when one decision and application turned into another and then another, and here we are : South Africa !

I hope you'll consider contributing to my experience and trip.
Thank You.


  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa