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South Africa (Ethnic Studies, Spring Break): SCSU Short-Term
Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Budget Sheets Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 12/15/2018 12/22/2018 02/26/2019 03/10/2019
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Minimum Class Eligibility:
Non-SCSU Student: No Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:



Students participating in this program will gain insight into South African history, society, and culture. This enriching program examines the differences and similarities between life in South Africa and life in the United States and gives students a worldview that most people will never have the chance to see. From the Soweto townships of Johannesburg, the university experience in Port Elizabeth and Robben Island in Capetown, students can experience historical and cultural sites first hand. Students will spend time at Nelson Mandela University experiencing the redevelopment of a nation and are encouraged to think critically about the parallels between the USA and South Africa. 

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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Spring Break 
Credits:  3 Credits  (ETHS 305)  

Faculty & Staff:  Faculty-Led Program
     Dr. Robert Johnson                                     
Housing:  Hotels
Meals:  Some meals are provided
Language of instruction:  English
Costs: Spring Break - CLICK HERE


Students will take the ETHS305: Race Relations in South Africa and the United States course their spring semester at SCSU. This course covers a diversity goal which is part of every students’ requirement to graduate. When Spring Break comes around, those who opt to take the South Africa Spring Break program will be able to apply what they’ve already learned in the class to their travels as well as bring back new insights to the SCSU campus afterward.


Participating students will tour South African cities including: Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Capetown. They will see historical sites such as Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated during Apartheid), the Apartheid Museum, District 6, Table Mountain, Soweto, Nelson Mandela's house, NMU, and township schools.


Students will stay in hotels for most of the trip.  Specific details about housing arrangements can be requested from the program director by students who are interested.


  •  Freshman status or above

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Open to all majors

  • Must be enrolled in ETHS 305 for the spring semester or have other arrangements made by the faculty program director



NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative