South Africa

Discover international business and culture in the gateway to Africa this May

Project Basics

With the growing number of aspiring professionals looking to work in emerging markets upon graduation, the need for a well-rounded international education is becoming increasingly critical. Specifically, knowing what it means to live and work in a developing country gives you the tools you need to work with organizations internationally.

Newly added to the BRICS nations, the most dominant economy south of the Sahara is receiving global attention from businesses interested in breaking into Africa. Despite tremendous growth in recent years, many cultural and political struggles create major hurdles in the country’s push forward making South Africa one of the most dynamic places in the world to learn international business first-hand.

Participants of this two-week project will learn critical skills and knowledge that will give them an edge in their careers. They will learn international business insights in hands-on, interactive workshops and company visits with South African professionals. They will network with locals and learn South African business etiquette. Additionally, they will obtain a certificate in South African business etiquette, gain access to an incredible network, and obtain resources to facilitate future business ventures in South Africa. Now get ready, it’s almost time for take off!

PROGRAM FEE $3950*
$3950 with international flight*
$2800 without flight
Check out what’s included here
DEPARTURE DATE
Tues May 8 2018 | 2 weeks
VISIT MAJOR BUSINESS HUBS
Explore Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria

APPLICATIONS CLOSE MAR 24

2018/03/25 00:00:00
About South Africa

Newly added to the BRICS nations, the most dominant economy south of the Sahara is receiving global attention from businesses interested in breaking into Africa.

What’s Included

Round-trip flight to South Africa from Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa**

Company visits and presentations

All breakfasts and meals listed

Hotel accommodations (3+ Stars)

All scheduled activities in the itinerary

Learning package prior to departure and swag bag

Inter-country transportation

Local guides

Support whenever you need us

CITIES

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Cape Town

Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is nessled between Table Mountain, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the ocean. It’s also a couple hours from the Southernmost tip of Africa. This seaside playground has it all. Cape Town is also the home to Robben Island, the Langa Townships and the majority of South Africa’s vineyards.

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Pretoria

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa with a population of 2.9 million people. It is known for its numerous international embassies, monuments and museums, but the city is also completely sports crazy with plenty of entertainment in theatres, music venues, and nightclubs. It’s in Pretoria where we were able to catch a live Rugby game with the locals. Pretoria is also strategically placed to visit industries such as the diamond mines and the BMW manufacturing facility.

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg was founded in the 19th century as a gold-mining settlement. While mineral and mining companies can still be found throughout and around the city, it now acts as the financial and commerce hub of South Africa. The landscape changes as you move across the city, from a bustling downtown full of high rises and markets, to sprawling townships. Johannesburg is home to the Apartheid Museum, Soweto township, and the Cradle of Human Kind.

KEY CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
| Robben Island | Table Mountain |
| Apartheid Museum | Nature Reserve |

PAST COMPANY VISITS
| BMW | Cape Point Vineyards|
| Johannesburg Stock Exchange | Bombardier|

All companies are selected one-three months prior to departure ***

ITINERARY

Day One: Welcome to Pretoria

Flying across the world is not only exciting but also gives you lots of time to catch up on sleep, watch movies, and meet other EMP travelers.

Once you arrive at Johannesburg’s International Airport, you will proceed to clear all immigration and customs formalities and meet your project representative in the arrivals area of the airport. Your project manager, project leader and guide will lead you to your city hotel. Have dinner and spend the night in Pretoria to catch up on some sleep.

Day Two: Exploring Pretoria

Breakfast and Dinner are included!

Start your memorable tour of Pretoria by visiting the Voortrekker Monument, the Union Buildings and Church Square in the center of Pretoria. Stroll through the historic streets of Pretoria known as the administrative capital and ‘garden city’. In the afternoon, visit the Groenkloof Nature Reserve, to see animals such as zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe, and sable.

Day Three / Four: Doing Business in Pretoria

Breakfast and Dinner is included!

Over the course of these two days, you will have the chance to visit local or international businesses, and attend cultural integration activities such as a business etiquette mini-course. Through these activities, you will learn more about South Africa’s unique culture and bustling economic environment.

These activities are normally not finalized until one to three months prior to departure. In the past, we have visited the BMW plant and a diamond mine in Pretoria. Visiting these businesses provides a different perspective on international affairs and provides you with the chance to meet local professionals in the industry. You will also have the chance to visit a local University and/or take a beginner language class.

Day Five: Welcome to Johannesburg

Breakfast is included!

It’s time for you to explore on your terms! Choose to relax, explore Johannesburg with your friends, or take part in one of the many adventurous activities that Johannesburg is renowned for.

Day Six: Johannesburg

Breakfast is included!

Visit the Apartheid Museum to learn about one of South Africa’s most infamous eras which shaped the present social and cultural fabric of the nation. The Apartheid still affects business practice and local residents to this very day.

Day Seven: Doing Business in Johannesburg

Breakfast is included!

You will also have the chance to visit local or international businesses, and attend cultural integration activities such as a beginner language course. Through these activities, you will learn more about South Africa’s unique culture and bustling economic environment.

In the evening, fly to Cape Town.

Day Eight: Welcome to Cape Town

Breakfast and Dinner is included!

Hop on the ferry to Robben Island, an isolated prison that once held captured political prisoners like Nelson Mandela. There, you will meet a former prisoner of Robben Island, who will guide you through the prison where he spent many sleepless years, the Lime Quarry where the prisoners worked, and Nelson Mandela’s holding cell.

In the afternoon, take a trip to the top of Table Mountain where you will see some of the best views of the city.

Day Nine: A Day of Your Own

Breakfast and Dinner is included!

It’s time for you to explore on your terms! Choose to relax, explore Cape Town with your friends, or take part in one of the many adventurous activities that Cape Town is renowned for.

Day Ten: Doing Business in Cape Town

Breakfast and Dinner is included!

You will partake in a tour of the Langa Township, one of the most underprivileged neighborhoods in Cape Town. Visiting Langa is a marking experience for each EMP traveler – it’s an eye-opening journey that challenges everything you know about business, politics, and entrepreneurship. The Langa township is home to those directly affected by the Apartheid. Struggling with lack of opportunities, many of the residents have taken to entrepreneurship to create their road to success. A local guide living in Langa will take you through the township to meet local entrepreneurs and business owners while explaining their culture.

Day Eleven: Doing Business in Cape Town

Breakfast and Dinner is included!

On this final day in South Africa, you will also have the chance to visit local or international businesses. Through these activities, you will learn more about South Africa’s unique culture and bustling economic environment. These activities are normally not finalized until one to three months prior to the project. In the past, we have visited vineyards, not-for-profits, and a construction company in Cape Town.

Day Twelve: Prepare to Come Home

Breakfast is included!

Enjoy the morning at leisure before you are transferred to Cape Town’s international airport to board your flight back to Canada. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.

* Certain conditions apply. Prices with flight are valid for applications received by March 24th, 2018 or while supplies last. Price without flight available until April 10, 2018. Rates are for double occupancy in hotel accommodations. The prices advertised on this site include all taxes and service charges. The prices shown include the contribution to FICAV of 1$ per $1,000 of tourist products or services purchased. In the event of an increase in taxes, duties or other charges authorized by a recognized public authority, the prices shown could increase accordingly. The price may also vary in the case of an increase in exchange rate or a fuel surcharge imposed by the air carriers. Prices advertised on our website are valid if you purchase services in a same session. If you sign off our website, prices may be different the next time you log on. Minimum of 16 travelers required for guaranteed departure. Details can be found at emergingmarket.ca/booking-policies

** Flights provided by KLM, Air Canada, South African Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways or similar. Departure and return options available to and from any major Canadian city; price may vary. Exceptions possible for other cities outside of Canada.

*** Companies vary for each project. The names of the companies to be visited are revealed one to three months prior to departure.

Activities and cities in the itinerary may be completed on different days than in the suggested itinerary – the final itinerary will be provided to all participants prior to departure.