|Location: Multiple locations (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park) in South Africa
The course introduces students to the historical, literary, geographical, political, economic, educational and environmental issues involved in the process of building a non-racial society in the new South Africa. This course comprises an integrated series of lectures, seminars, and field trips that will include students and community members from both the U.S. and South Africa.
"I must say how interdisciplinary the program really was. I am a Political Science major, so my focus was on the social sciences of the country: politics, economics, sociology and culture. I could see how someone studying biology, zoology, literature and more could have something to study here."
"I truly felt like a student studying the culture and the people of another place, which is exactly the type of experience I was looking for."-- Andrea Yarbrough, Summer 2013 participant & Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship recipient
Check out this student blog by Ryan Freer (Summer 2013)
Activities / Itinerary
See the faculty director for unlisted substitutions.
After Your Trip:
Accommodations will be at the Africa Centre Guest Lodge in Johannesburg, in guest quarters at the Tremisana Game Lodge near Kruger National Park and in Dale Lodge Apartments while in Cape Town. About 75% of meals will be program provided at the accommodations and through a cash food allocation. Kitchen facilities and nearby groceries, shops and restaurants will be available to students, who will be responsible for most meals in the final three weeks at Cape Town.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **