Democracy and Development in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Immerse yourself in the politics and culture of one of the most dynamic and influential countries in Africa. This seven-week program focuses on democratization and political reform, security, public health, ethnic and national identity, poverty and unemployment, decentralization and local governance, and other topics related to South Africa (see the program guide for details).
The program consists of three academic components worth 3 credits each: a core seminar that includes lectures and discussions with prominent South Africans, an internship, and an optional independent study (alternative to internship). Students on previous years' programs have enjoyed trips to the South African Parliament, Robben Island (the notorious island prison off the Western Cape), Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, and several townships.
Graduate students in all majors and disciplines from any U.S. university may apply. Advanced undergraduates who have completed at least 90 credits toward the completion of their degrees are also welcome to apply.
For more information, please visit: http://www.american.edu/sis/summer/southafrica.cfm