Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Durban, South Africa
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
When Offered: 05/20/17 - 06/12/17
Faculty Leader(s): Eric Singer (Eric.Singer@goucher.edu) and Janet Shope (Janet.Shope@goucher.edu)
South Africa is a global brand. The struggle against white minority rule, culminating in democratic elections in 1994, created a number of iconic images for the country and people. The anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela, and the non-violent transition were all celebrated and branded in the academic and popular media.
Lurking in the shadows of the brand are the continuing efforts throughout the country to define and manage individual and community transitions to a better life. The 2017 Intensive Course Abroad to South Africa proposes to examine the challenges faced by civil society in creating a better life for all. We will travel to three regions of the country – the Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, and Western Cape provinces. In each, we will meet with a number of community organizations in an attempt to better understand the challenges, prospects, and successes of their work. Students will participate in the work of the organizations – both as observers and contributors.
Applicants should have sophomore standing and must take the 14-week 2-credit precourse offered during Spring 2017. Students will take the 3-credit course abroad. Interviews with the program directors may be required as part of the application process.
Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines
November 7, 2016: Application deadline
November 30, 2016: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 17, 2017: Final payment due
Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.
Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_4855.html