Grand Valley State University Women's Center
South Africa Study Abroad Information Session
November 14, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 1247 Kirkhof Center
More Information: http://gvsu.edu/women_cen/sout...
Come learn more about the 2013 South Africa Study Abroad trip, a collaboration between Women and Gender Studies and the Women's Center!
More information about the South Africa Study Abroad trip:
The Women and Gender Studies program in Cape Town, South Africa combines a strong academic program and service to the community. The program, provided in partnership with the Women’s Center, focuses on women and gender issues in the region and explores global feminist perspectives.
Students divide their time between service learning, academic lectures, and excursions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In addition to The Apartheid Museum and a tour of Soweto and Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, students experience the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders National Park, and the Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, and Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
The substantial service-learning component is provided through SHAWCO, a non-governmental organization based in Cape Town. SHAWCO has years of experience guiding students in their work with adults and children in one of six local township centers that focus on education, health, social and community issues. This format allows students to move beyond the classroom and become a part of the communities they are studying.