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Western New England Faculty-led Summer Seminar in South Africa

Experience a life-changing trip! 

May 19-30, 2017

HIST/CUL 290 - Modern South Africa (3 cr.)
This course will discuss the development of modern South Africa. Students will explore its past with the rise and fall of Apartheid and movement to majority rule. They will also experience South Africa’s many different cultures. The course has a travel requirement of ten days when students will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town.

  • Open to all students
  • No foreign language required
  • Fulfills the Cultures, Aesthetics, or History perspectives and an LBC
  • Fulfills the CA or HIST requirement for Engineering & Business students
  • Fulfills study abroad and international coursework for Global Scholars

Space is limited. You must pre-register with the instructors to enroll in this course. The priority deadline for pre-registration is Monday, November 6, 2016.

If interested, contact: Dr. Marc Dawson, Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, at 413-782-1703 or mdawson@wne.edu.

How much will this trip cost?

The estimated cost is $2890 (based on ten students) plus airfare between U.S.A. and Johannesburg, South Africa. The fee includes all lodging, breakfasts, most meals, all in country transportation, excursions and entrance fees, and 24 hour support staff. (Some meals and personal expenses not included).

Trip Highlights

You will experience:

  • City Tour of Johannesburg and Alexandra
  • Visit  Soweto and the Apartheid Museum
  • Visit Pretoria (Vooetrekker Monument, Freedom Park, and Union House)
  • Spend two nights with game drives in the Black Rhino Reserve and Pilanesburg National Park
  • City Tour of Cape Town
  • Visit Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Penguin Colony
  • Visit Franschhoek in South Africa wine country
  • Weather permitting, visit Robben Island and Table Mountain
  • Experience a life-changing trip

How can I participate?

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in study abroad opportunities. Students participating in year-long or semester-long study abroad programs must satisfy the specific grade point average required by the foreign university they will be attending.

Dr. Josie Brown-Rose, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1279

Email: jbrownro@wne.edu

Dr. Saeed Ghahramani, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Study Abroad Program

Phone: 413-782-1218

Email: sghahram@wne.edu 

Got Your Passport? Don’t forget to apply now for your passport to be ready to take advantage of this unique educational/travel opportunity.