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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2022 12/15/2021 12/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 1-Freshman
Non-SCSU Student: false Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: false Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:

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Academic Calendar:  Spring Break 
Credits:  3 Credits 
Course: GWS 340/ETHS 305 

Faculty & Staff:  Faculty-Led Program                                 
Housing:  Hotels
Meals:  Some meals are provided
Language of instruction:  English

Costs: Spring Break - CLICK HERE


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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Students will take GWS 340 or ETHS 305 during their spring semester at SCSU. Both courses cover 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.


  • First-year status or above
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Open to all majors
  • Must be enrolled in GWS 340 or ETHS 305 for the spring semester or have other arrangements made by the faculty director



NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative