South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

SIT offers accredited, field-based study abroad programs in more than 30 countries worldwide.

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

This program focuses on South Africa’s ethnic diversity. In a typical semester, students complete four homestays — each providing the opportunity to meet and interact with South Africans from different geographic and ethnic backgrounds. The strong emphasis on the homestay as experiential learning complements lectures, discussions, field-based assignments, and excursions to provide a multidisciplinary analysis of the country. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Culture
  • Cultural, Population And Demographic Studies
  • History
  • Conflict Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Justice
  • Anthropology
  • African Studies

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