Student Profile: Karl Kumodzi
"The particular history of South Africa is something I had studied for a long time, some of the figures in its apartheid struggle are people I look up to, and the program’s unique social justice and public service component were a great match for my interests and prior experiences."
Student Profile: Kalyn McCall
"Once I got there, my goal became seeing and learning things for myself. Someone else’s experiences would not and did not dictate my own. In the end, I didn’t expect to love Cape Town as much as I did and be changed by it as much as I was, but that was my biggest realization while I was there."
Orientation Course beginning Autumn 2014
In an effort to prepare students for the Cape Town experience, BOSP has combined with African Studies and African & African American Studies to create a 1 unit orientation course that students will take the quarter prior to arriving in Cape Town. Students attending the program for Winter 2014-15 will be the first to take this course that will be held the quarter prior to their Cape Town experience. The course is listed as AFRICAST 115 or AFRICAAM 115 and is titled South African Encounters.
Engage in service-learning, community-based research and academic courses focused on the people, history, politics and culture of post-apartheid South Africa while exploring initiatives undertaken and challenges faced by an emerging democracy.