COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Faculty Leader: Amanda Holloway, Department of Gender Studies
Travel Dates: March 6, 2024 – March 18, 2024
Course Dates & Times
Fridays at 12:30pm-3:00pm on January 26th, February 2nd, February 16th, February 23rd, March 1st, and April 5th
January 15, 2024
Course Number: 50:443:480
Program Cost: Approximately $3,900*
The program highlight is a 12-day travel experience to South Africa over Spring Break. Students will visit NGO’s, schools, and key cultural sites, and meet with teachers, students, and community leaders in South Africa to participate in community service and engage in dialogue and shared experience on topics of racism and poverty, urban revitalization, global and regional development, and environmental degradation while focusing on the role of girls and women.
Understanding of complex issues—gender, poverty, racism, justice, environmentally‐poor housing, climate‐change, activism, and desire for change—will be arrived at through reading, dialogue, hands‐on activity, and reflection.
Students will visit historical and cultural sites such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa’s Wine Country, the Apartheid Museum, and a visit to Kruger National Park (game reserve).
Students enrolled in the course are required to meet in-person for six classes, attend a mandatory trip meeting, and travel over Spring Break.
Program Cost Includes:
- International health insurance
- Some meals and excursions
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Passport, visa, or airport entrance or exit fees (if applicable)
- Remaining meals
*Program cost is approximate and subject to change. Program cost is in addition to tuition.