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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Black Studies, Business, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, Education, English, History, Internships, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Women's Studies Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Home Stay, Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Examine historical and contemporary multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in South Africa.

 

WHY STUDY HEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA?

South Africa has made legislative strides in righting the wrongs of apartheid, but significant challenges remain. Historically, colonial and apartheid racial discrimination policies categorized people according to race, including Bantu (Black), Coloured (those who were not categorized as Bantu or white) and the minority white. Law created a racial hierarchy with white people at the top of the pyramid, and diminishing rights, access and “human-ness” moving down the hierarchy, which placed Coloured people as a buffer between those categorized as white and black. The cleavages of this legacy remain evident in the lived realities of South Africans.

Starting from your base in Cape Town, you’ll learn how race relations continue to be shaped by a range of contested histories, politics, resistance, activism, and the deployment of rights-based rhetoric. Journey to key sites such as the Steve Biko Centre, where you will study the Black Consciousness Movement, and Robben Island, the prison that held the late South African President Nelson Mandela. You will experience South Africa through the eyes of diverse homestay families in city and rural locations.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

 

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.

 

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