|Restrictions:||(current student at) SCSU applicants only|
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|Non-SCSU Student:||No||Housing Options:||Hotels|
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Academic Calendar: Spring Break
Credits: 3 Credits
Faculty & Staff: Faculty-Led
Dr. Theresa Estrem
Dr. Grama Rangamani
Meals: Some meals are provided
Language of instruction: English
Students participating in this program will gain insight into South African history, society, and culture, with special opportunities to learn about the education and healthcare systems with an emphasis on children with disabilities. 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 will visit schools and medical clinics that serve children with disabilities. 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.
You can also check out Nelson Mandela University's YouTube channel here:
AcademicsStudents will take the CSD461/561 or CSD 230 course their spring semester at SCSU. 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.
AttractionsParticipating 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.
HousingStudents will stay in hotels for most of the trip. Specific details about housing arrangements can be requested from the program leader by students who are interested.
- Sophomore status or above
- GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Open to all majors
- Must be enrolled in CSD 461/561 or CSD 230 for Spring semester or have other arrangements made by the faculty program leader.
NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative