Please visit our website for more information. This itinerary is offered in the spring term. This program combines an innovative urban studies curriculum with fieldwork involving key actors and stakeholders — public agencies, planners, elected officials, NGOs, and grassroots organizations. You will spend time in four cities across the globe to better understand the interconnected social, physical, economic, environmental, and political systems affecting urban environments. In addition, you will complete an independent comparative research project on a topic of your choosing. Key Questions: Though human needs may be similar around the globe, why does a city's ability to satisfy those needs vary? How do people create a sense of place, of community, of urban identity? What historical and sociocultural contexts frame the opportunities, constraints, and uncertainties of urban life? What must be done — and by whom — to move toward ecologically sustainable cities? What are the opportunities for political action by individuals, community organizations, social movements, and local governments to shape city life?
194 701 Rd, Chatsworth, 4092, South Africa
This summer program examines the role of education in South Africa in the context of the country’s historical circumstances, contemporary public policy, and social and economic development. Students typically spend time at primary and secondary schools as well as adult educational centers in urban and rural KwaZulu-Natal. Excursion and homestays provide students with the opportunity to compare educational approaches in different locations within the country. Please visit our website for more information.
Unnamed Road, Peru
This program explores and examines the social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of globalization on indigenous peoples, and the ways in which communities respond and adapt to these transformations in Peru. You can rapidly advance your Spanish and also learn introductory Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean region. Please visit our website for more information.