You will travel to Grahamstown, South Africa, where you will collaborate with local community partners to implement and evaluate a mutually-designed health education program. You will also have the opportunity to visit local NGOs and community clinics, attend lectures by SU and Rhodes University faculty and local community experts, and immerse yourself in the history, education, health, and culture of South Africa.
From a foreign policy perspective, the program will examine the influence of global players and stakeholders in the region, including Turkey, Iran, and especially the role of the United States. Istanbul is an ideal setting for this course, providing an opportunity to debate the relevance of Turkey as a model for democracy in the Islamic world, given its status as the first Muslim country in the world to embrace a democratic, largely secular government, in 1950.
With Latin America as your study destination, you will visit countries that respresent much more than the origins of Western culture; they embody the diverse forms that this culture can adopt when it comes in contact with indigenous elements, many of which are still present today. Chile - a country that has recently attained one of the highest levels of economic and human development in Latin America - will be your base for exploration during this intellectual and academic journey. Note: At least three semesters of college-level Spanish are required for application to the program.