During the summer of 2013, as temperatures rose and pipes ran dry, protests sprang up throughout northern Jordan. But every crisis presents opportunity, and Jordan is developing innovative approaches to water shortages, storage, and supply. Jordan’s approach to water shortage includes ambitious and large scale aquifer projects alongside new and old appropriate technologies of rainwater catchments and greywater treatment systems. Based in Amman, Jordan’s capital, the program explores the interplay of small and large scale appropriate technologies using the refugee population as a lens to better understand innovation that works for a region already running dry. You will be introduced to basic principles of water supply, delivery, and shortage in Jordan, with a focus on innovative responses both at the local community and regional levels. In a field-study context, you will learn from local engineers, community groups, and policy-makers about emerging resilient practices, ideas for water shortage and supply, and long-term stability. Please visit our website for more information.
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.
D-440, Coquimbo, Coquimbo, Chile
This program gives you the opportunity to engage in rigorous academic coursework and research on educational systems in urban and rural areas of Chile and Argentina. You will spend time in a variety of schools, gaining insight on the workings of public, private, voucher, underprivileged, coed, and single-sex institutions. Throughout, you will consider the application of popular education as a tool for social change. Please visit our website for more information.