Study Abroad in South Africa this Summer

Total of $100,000 in Scholarship Giveaways for Week-Long Programs
By: Go Touch Down Travel & Tours
SARASOTA, Fla. - Dec. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- This summer, Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEA), in partnership with Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, will hold its first annual summer program in South Africa - and is awarding a total of $100,000 in scholarships. Students may apply for the Cape Town and/or Johannesburg itineraries.

BEA will welcome internationally distinguished professors from some of the best universities in the USA and Europe. Students will learn from professors and guest speakers on the topics of peaceful conflict resolution, public policy, international and security, diplomacy and global leadership.

The South Africa summer programs are premiere 7-day summer institutes for ambitious students and young professionals. The sessions are designed to challenge students through a vigorous real life experience that features lecturers from some of the most prestigious universities in the word. Participants can look forward to team projects, simulations, press conferences and cultural excursions.

Students may view itineraries and apply online for the scholarships at (

About BEA

BEA has been operating since 2012 with a mission to change the world by nurturing students’ leadership abilities and providing access to world renowned university professors in post conflict and relevant geographical locations. BEA motivates students to become lifelong learners to unleash their potential to become presidents, CEO’s and nationally relevant change makers in their respective countries.

“I have seen firsthand the determination of South Africans as they fight against poverty, the anguish of Kosovars as they seek peace with Serbia, and the heart filled friendliness of the Irish people after the troubles,” said Founder and CEO Benjamin Doherty. “These experiences inspired me to create BEA Institute to make these eye opening trips, like I had, attainable for every student.”

About Go Touch Down Travel & Tours

Go Touch Down Travel & Tours is an affiliate of Touch Corporation, a holding company for a large collection of internationally based partnering companies, with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Their award-winning group has made a significant impression on the leisure market, and has achieved the ultimate recognition of being named the Top Marketing Company for 18 consecutive years in one of Africa’s leading tourism sectors.

Their commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in the success of each of their affiliate companies, which contribute immensely to their legacy of leisure, vacation and travel excellence. The companies include: Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, a full-service travel agency; Cruise Planners, cruise and land specialists; Touch Condos & Resorts, exclusive private label condos & resorts program, Touch of Africa, a retail gallery featuring conversational art from South Africa, and Hamba Lounge, a casual library to peruse travel books, magazines and videos while sipping wine, coffee or tea. Touch Corporation has offices in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa.

For more information about BEA Institute, and for scholarship details, visit ( To learn more about Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, visit

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