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South Africa: Educational and Social Reform

Examine South Africa’s post-apartheid social and educational reforms. Through visits to schools, universities, and communities in rural and urban settings, you’ll learn from people who are grappling with reform issues on a daily basis, explore the country’s diverse cultures, and gain an understanding of the challenges faced by its leaders and policymakers. Researchers, government officials, and other experts will share their own experiences in lectures and discussions.

Teboho Moja

Clinical Professor of Higher Education

teboho.moja@nyu.edu
Location:

Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa

Program Dates:

July 5 - August 3, 2020

  • Cape Town: July 5 - 9, 2020
  • Pretoria: July 9 - August 3, 2020
Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • International Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.

Course(s):

Students register for the two Summer 2020 course numbers listed below for a total of 6 points:

  • AMLT-GE-2073 Section 099 (Class #1559) - International Perspectives: Education and Social Reform in South Africa provides students with an opportunity to study a topic of interest relevant to social transformation and educational reform in South Africa. The first part covers the practical side of identifying appropriate study topics and sites for their projects. The second part is the actual field-based project when students work with/meet/interview those in the setting, culminating in a formal paper on their experiences and what they have learned
  • AMLT-GE 2063 Section 099 (Class #1558) - Field-Based Project on South Africa's Reforms (3 points) Builds on the lectures, site visits and readings of AMLT-GE-2073 and provides students with an opportunity to study a topic of interest relevant to social transformation and educational reform in South Africa. The first part covers the practical side of identifying appropriate study topics and sites for their projects. The second part is the actual field-based project when students work with/meet/interview those in the setting, culminating in a formal paper on their experiences and what they have learned.

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

A draft course syllabus and itinerary for this program are available upon request to steinhardt.global@nyu.edu.

If you are interested in the Intern Abroad: Higher Education program in South Africa, please visit its program page.

Faculty:

Teboho Moja, Ph.D., MEd

Clinical Professor, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, New York University. Dr. Moja, a South African educator, has played a major role in educational reform in South Africa following the transition to democracy. Her background provides students with an unusual entrée to South African culture, the higher education community, educational administrators, and policymakers.

Costs:
  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (6 credits) - $10,770     
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $864
  • Housing Fee - $1,150
  • Activity Fee - $950
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $13,734

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.

 

Accommodations:

Students will stay in shared occupancy rooms at a centrally-located hotel in program cities, arranged by the Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should purchase a multi-city ticket arriving in Cape Town and departing from Pretoria. Steinhardt Global Affairs will arrange a domestic flight from Cape Town to Pretoria. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Cape Town typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to South Africa of less than three months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Cape Town)Lonely Planet Guide (Pretoria)

Weather: Temperatures in Cape Town and Pretoria in July tend to be cooler than New York, ranging from 40° to the high 60°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather for more information about local weather conditions in South Africa.

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