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Wildlands Studies

A sponsored GEO program, Wildlands Studies field project programs offers the rare opportunity to study critical environmental and wildlife concerns on six continents and sixteen different countries. Nomadic by design, the field based courses evolve annually to match the latest ecological research of the region. Academically rigorous, each outdoor study program earns 15 UO credits, features direct contact and instruction with PhD. credentialed faculty who are subject matter experts, contributes directly to your cumulative GPA, and UO financial aid will apply. Students come from all over North...

SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights in Cape Town

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. This program focuses on identity to explore the sociopolitical debates surrounding South Africa’s multicultural society as it strives for social reform and a sound economy. South Africa is truly a multicultural society, with 11 national languages and numerous ethnic groups. While South Africans have seen tremendous change since the first...

CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Cape Town

The Arts and Sciences program, established in 1998, allows you to pursue your own academic studies while providing first-hand knowledge of contemporary South African society. CIEE students are taught alongside University of Cape Town (UCT) undergraduates and are required to undertake a full program of courses, including all assignments and written examinations. You will also be strongly encouraged to take part in community service. You are required to enroll in at least one course with specific African content or one that offers a distinctive African perspective in their area of interest...

SIT: Social and Political Transformation in Durban

Explore the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dynamics of South Africa—a diverse country in transition—and enjoy unparalleled engagement with renowned activists, intellectuals, and political leaders in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation. In this program you will investigate issues of inequality; poverty; and racial, ethnic, and...

CIEE: Summer Community Development and Social Justice in Cape Town

The summer Community Development and Social Justice program in Cape Town, South Africa is designed for students from all academic disciplines who want to learn about the challenges and realities of post-Apartheid South Africa through innovative courses and an integrated community service study abroad project. You will take the two required CIEE courses. The Poverty and Development: Cape Town Case Study course includes 45 contact hours for a recommended 5 credits. The Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course includes 15 classroom hours, 5 reflection hours, and 90 service hours for a...
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