Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Various
When Offered: January

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 transitionwere 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 2015 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.


Eligibility and Prerequisites

Applicants should have sophomore standing, a 3.0 gpa, and must take the 7-week precourse offered during Fall 2014. Interviews with the program directors may be required as part of the application process.


Program Costs

The estimated cost of the program is $4750. Cost includes (examples: international airfare, lodging, all meals, classes, local flights and entrance fees, health insurance, and excursions). Note: Information is accurate at the time of publication, but is based on conditions over which Goucher has no control, including rates of exchange, airline fares, student enrollment, and the availability of facilities. Therefore, this information is subject to change without notice.