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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)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: WCU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/19/2019 06/15/2019
NOTE: Participants on this program will be divided into two travel groups. The first group will travel from May 19-June 1 and the second group will travel from June 2-June 15th. Please note that travel dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director to confirm the dates and costs.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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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
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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 2019, 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.    
Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa

Participants on this program will be divided into two travel groups.  One group will travel from May 19-June 1 and the second group will travel from June 2-June 15.
Hotel rooms arranged by group; double occupancy. 
All instruction for this program will be conducted in English.
All participants must register for HON 320 (3 credits) for the Spring semester. 
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
In addition to the regular WCU tuition/fees for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will be billed a program fee of $4,050 which includes transportation from West Chester to and from South Africa, all lodging accommodations (double occupancy), group meals (2-3 per day), all in-country transportation, and all excursions. Students will also be billed the non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance prior to departure (approximately $45).

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