Cape Town and Tshwane, South Africa
Courses: Educational and Social Reform; International Perspectives of Higher Education: South Africa
South Africa Locations: Cape Town and Tshwane (formerly Pretoria)
Session: Summer Session (July 8- August 5)
Professor: Dr. Teboho Moja
The Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, in conjunction with the University of Pretoria in South Africa, offers an intensive 6-point summer study abroad program that focuses on education reforms that have been implemented following major social reforms in South Africa. The course is relevant for people with broad interests in education reform issues, including educational administrators, teachers, researchers, policy analysts, and anyone interested in learning about other cultures and other educational systems.
The program will visit K-16 institutions and educational facilities that offer a unique perspective on how South Africa is changing post-Apartheid. The group will see economically advantaged as well as economically disadvantaged universities and schools. In addition to the visits to educational facilities, the group will, also, see the beauty of this country through its travels. The program will explore cultural centers and museums to get a deep understanding of the issues facing South Africa today, and gain insight into the role that education is playing in its continued development. The program begins in Cape Town and ends in Tshwane (formerly Pretoria).
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Courses: Advocacy and Education; Independent Study
Locations: Buenos Aires
Session: Summer Session (August)
Professor: Dr. Gary Anderson and Dr. Eddie Fergus
Students can spend two weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina to study advocacy and education. This intensive 3-point summer program gives students the opportunity to study in Argentina's epicenter for community organizing and educational reform. Argentina’s 2001 economic collapse spurred civil disobedience actions and cooperative movements that later served as models for Occupy Wall Street. You’ll visit a range of local advocacy organizations and schools, forging connections with and learning firsthand from people who are driving social change from below.