Port Elizabeth, situated on the Indian Ocean near the southern tip of the African continent, has a population of over one million and is South Africa's fifth largest city. It has a sunny, dry, temperate climate similar to that of southern California. Students will study in classrooms at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University sharing library, computer lab, recreation and sports facilities with South African students. Students are housed in apartments near the university. Faculty from the university teach courses in political science, literature, South African music, and marine biology. In addition, students may enroll in a limited number of courses with South African students at the university. There is also a service learning opportunity to work in a primary school in the township and with children at an AIDS hospice.