South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

Explore the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dynamics of South Africa.

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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Through coursework and community engagement, you will focus on issues of memory, reconciliation, development, and nation building as they relate to South Africa’s social and political transformations in the more than 20 years after apartheid. Choose between three different program tracks. Work with professional journalists from Peabody Award–winning Round Earth Media to produce a feature-length story to be considered for publication in media outlets, complete an internship with a local organization, or conduct independent research and produce a substantial academic paper. The program includes multiple excursions, including comparative visits to neighboring Mozambique and Swaziland, which have pursued different paths in their own recent histories of independence. Please visit our website for more information.


  • African Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Conflict Studies
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations
  • Culture
  • Development Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Justice
  • Social Policy
  • Anthropology
  • Journalism / Broadcasting


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