African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


The University of Pennsylvania and the US Department of Education

Zulu Immersion Program for Intensive Intermediate–Advanced Zulu
in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Application Procedure

Please submit the following, no later than March 3rd, 2014:

  1. The completed online application.
  2. Original official academic transcripts from your college/university (Copies will not be accepted). If your Zulu study was done elsewhere, transcripts from that institution should be requested as well.
  3. Two letters of reference - one from your most recent Zulu instructor giving a detailed evaluation of your speaking, reading and writing proficiency in Zulu, and another one from a current and/or former professor.

GPA Students

Mail transcripts and letters of recommendation
to the following address:

Dr. Audrey N Mbeje, Project Director
University of Pennsylvania
African Studies Center
648 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Candidate Selection

Candidates will be selected by a committee made up of specialists in Zulu and other Nguni languages from several universities, and selections will be based on the requirements stated on the Program Announcement. You will be notified by April 15 about the outcome of your application. If you are successful, you will be sent additional information concerning the program at that time.

For more information about African Languages at Penn please email the Director of African Language Program,
Dr. Audrey N Mbeje, or call: (215) 898-4299

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