South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

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

South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

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.

Subjects

  • 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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South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

This semester program focuses on topics such as health communication strategies, prenatal care, access to healthcare, and health education. You will consider how various health paradigms — ranging from biomedical to holistic — and health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the healthcare needs of South African people. Please visit our website for more information.

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Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism

Key Topics of Study
  • Religious tolerance in Senegal
  • The relationship between religion and state
  • Regional security policies, programs, and projects
  • International and regional institutions for peace

SIT Study Abroad

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