- Durban, South Africa
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- More than 10 years into democracy, South Africa continues to struggle with the legacy of apartheid. From the Soweto uprisings to contemporary campus life, educational institutions in South Africa have long been sites of social struggle and political organization as well as centers of learning and formal education. In this program, students will explore the history of education in South Africa, examine the challenges and successes of educational transformation since the 1994 elections, and analyze potential paths for the future.
This interdisciplinary program examines education in South Africa in historical and contemporary contexts, offering students a multi-sided and holistic perspective on educational issues in South Africa. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the historical context of education in South Africa, contemporary education policy, and the role of education in the country’s development.
Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
- Setting Description:
- While in Durban, students stay with Zulu speaking families of differing socio-economic status in the township of Cato Manor. Students learn some survival Zulu from their families, and also gain an appreciation for the richness and challenges of township life. Students also spend three nights with a colored family, specifically in the homes of high school students with whom students spend a weekend Life Skills camp. The camp is run by a local community organization, that works in area high schools to supplement curricula with capacity-building programs. After the camp, students experience a rural homestay in Amacambini, a rural area in northern KwaZulu Natal. Here students gain practical experience working and observing educational efforts in a 'winter school' for secondary school students.
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Based on 1 Reviews
- Fantastic Experience in South Africa10/03/19
I went on the Summer 2017 6-week program to South Africa the summer between my Sophomore and Junior years of college. It was a genuine experience, where I connected with a small and close group of college students from around the U.S., immersed myself
in the culture and educational system of Durban, SA, and experienced two different homestays. I still talk to one of my host families at least once a month through WhatsApp, and I actually just helped my Ma extend her dress business to the United States. I am happy to answer any questions you have about this program. I truly only have great things to say about it, and I will be honest in answering your questions.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend