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*WCU Summer in South Africa: Leadership Lessons from South African Caregivers & Nation Builders
Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 05/22/2018 06/02/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.25
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Max Credits Offered: 3
Area of Study: History, Leadership, Political Science Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Available to Non-WCU Students?: No
Faculty/Staff Director: Kevin Dean, Michelle Wills Program Requirements/Prerequisites: Honors College Students Only
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This program is designed to allow students who are members of the Honors College an opportunity to travel to South Africa. Students will explore historical, cultural, social, theological, and political forces which created, sustained, and eventually overturned apartheid rule in South Africa as the nation transformed into a democracy. Specific attention focuses on the role of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and its commitment to restorative vs. retributive justice. Through interaction with national luminaries of transformation, (e.g., Mary Burton, Christo Brand, Gail Johnson) as well as people of common status, students will engage with “cultural others” and learn through “interpersonal engagement”.  The program, functioning as a laboratory for students who enroll in the special topics Honors Global Seminar - HON 320 - in spring 2018, includes an ethnographic research program through a community center in Paarl, as well as community service projects with Nkosi’s Haven (and HIV-AIDS orphanage and hospice) and HELP Ministires (a feeding program providing lunch to some 5,000 elementary school children daily).  Students will also explore issues of ecotourism through interactions with native animals and those who care for them.    
 
LOCATION
Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
 
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel rooms arranged by group; double occupancy. 
 
LANGUAGE
All instruction for this program will be conducted in English.
 
COURSES OFFERED
 HON 320 (3 credits)
 
EXAMPLES OF EXCURSIONS
Historical-cultural – Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Robin Island, District VI Museum, Apartheid Museum, Palansburg National Game Preserve.  Seminars – Mary Bruton – Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Cecil Begbie – Community nutrition; Edward Daniels – Health of SA schools; Gail Johnson – HIV-AIDS orphanages
 
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to the regular WCU tuition/fees for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,402 which includes transportation from West Chester to and from South Africa, all lodging accommodations (double occupancy), group meals (2-3 per day), all tour expenses (e.g.g, speakers, entrance fees, game park), and limited travel cancellation insurance.

Additional costs not included in the program fee above include the round-trip airline ticket ($1,498) and international travel insurance (approximately $45).
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Kevin W. Dean - kdean@wcupa.edu
Michelle Wills - mwills@wcupa.edu
610-436-2996
 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.