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Race and Racism in South Africa

Picture of Cape Town coast

Instructor: Teela Foxworth (teela.foxworth@pcc.edu)

Dates: July 6 – July 31, 2020 (in South Africa).

Location(s): Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa (15 days in Cape Town, 9 days in Johannesburg)

Course: HUM 214

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: No prerequisites listed

Program Type: Split Course (course starts at PCC prior to dates in country)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Program Fee: Estimated Cost Sheet for Program

Program Description

Earn summer credits comparing Africa and America’s history of racism and studying the nuances of Apartheid and South African History.

Program Highlights
  • Explore the Nelson Mandela Gateway and Robben Island to learn more about the former South African president as well as the Castle of Good Hope as the oldest surviving building in South Africa.
  • Visit the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, the Anti-Racism Network and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center to understand the current national affairs
  • In Johannesburg, visit Constitutional Hill and Liliesleaf Farm, important heritage sites which played a role in South Africa’s journey to democracy
Included in Program
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program
Not Included in Program
  • Round-trip airfare to South Africa
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed