HIST 377O and ENGL 398CA/377X – South Africa: History and Literature
Program dates and fee: TBD
Spend three weeks this summer studying abroad and exploring South Africa! Known for its beautiful, impressive terrain and fascinating history, the country and culture of South Africa provides an impressive setting in which to formulate a nuanced understanding of the myriad cultures of South Africa, the complexities of the recent history of colonial and apartheid systems, and the lingering impact of that recent history on present-day South Africa.
Various cities throughout South Africa will be your classroom as literature and history will come to life through visits to prominent historical sites such as the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela’s house in Soweto, and Robben Island.
The study abroad program will be augmented by guest lectures from local experts on contemporary South African history and literature giving students the opportunity to gain awareness of the continuing struggle of the people of South Africa to define themselves politically, culturally, and economically. The program includes a medical mission experience on the Eastern Cape, as well as excursions to two nature reserves, whale watching, a safari along the Garden Route – all while being immersed in and experiencing the beauty of the country, culture, and people of South Africa.