Cape Verde is an archipelago of small islands off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking to study abroad in Cape Verde you have two choices: one is to find a study abroad program in your home country that runs a program in Cape Verde and the other is just [...]
Cape Verde is an archipelago of small islands off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking to study abroad in Cape Verde you have two choices: one is to find a study abroad program in your home country that runs a program in Cape Verde and the other is just to show up and apply to a local school.
The first option is usually best, as it means you will likely be able to receive financial aid and scholarships, the same as you would if you were attending the semester in your home country. It also gives you a better chance of having all of your credits you receive in Cape Verde transfered to your home university.
The other option is to apply directly to a Cape Verde university. If you are thinking about this option, you should remember that the language of instruction in Cape Verde is Portuguese.
There are two major universities in Cape Verde. The oldest is the Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde, named after the great educational pyscology theorist. The main institution is located on the island of Santiago in the capital city of Praia, with a smaller location on the island of Sao Vicente in Mindelo. It offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses. The other university is the University of Cape Verde. It was formed by merging three smaller institutions together, one in Praia, one in Mindelo and the other in Sao Jorge dos Orgaos.
These are two programs run by US universities that go to Cape Verde. The University of Rhode Island offers a summer program in Cape Verde, lasting three weeks from mid-July to August 8th for either 3 or 6 credits. University of Bridgewater offers a winter program for education students traveling for two weeks around Cape Verde.
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February 19, 2011, 9:52 pm
please i would like to have some information on how to study in cape verde (universities)
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