Type of Program:
Intensive Course Abroad
07/19/17 - 08/08/17
La Jerne Cornish (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rick Southerland (email@example.com)
This course introduces all students to primary and secondary education in the township and rural schools of Grahamstown, South Africa. The program aims to have students analyze personal cross-cultural competence and understanding to effectively teach learners from diverse backgrounds. While designed for education majors, this internship is open to other students as well. Non-majors will be paired with education majors for all classroom experiences. Participants will complete a course (in Spring 2017) that focuses on the history of South Africa, culture and customs unique to the Eastern Cape region, and rural education in South Africa; design and implement lesson plans focused on basic reading and English concepts for South African learners, grades 5-8; complete an intensive field placement in a township and rural school, teaching 20 hours per week; and attend weekly lectures on Xhosa culture and languages specific to the Eastern Cape region at Rhodes University.
Download the brochure information with its program cost(s) here: 2017 ICA South Africa-LC flyer.docx
Download the information session flyer for this program here:? 2017 ICA South Africa-LC info session flyer.pdf
Eligibility and Prerequisites
Applicants should have sophomore standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Pre-requisites include ED 101 or ED 103, and SPE 100 or ED 207, or permission of the program director. Applicants must speak with Professors La Jerne Cornish and Rick Southerland before applying.
Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines
November 7, 2016: $50 non-refundable application fee and online application due
November 30, 2016: $500 non-refundable deposit 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.
Passport and Visa Information
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