The Cape Town summer program mixes classroom instruction and hands-on service learning, allowing students to study and experience how post-Apartheid South Africa is working to combat racial, ethnic, economic, and political disparity.
Students enroll in AFST 306/GBST 391: Mapping Apartheid: Memory and Reconciliation in Contemporary South Africa, taught by Silvia Tandeciarz, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of the Modern Languages Department at the College of William & Mary. This course will combine texts, museum exhibits, and visits to sites of memory to explore how the memory of Apartheid is being articulated today, and how these narratives of reconciliation are contributing to a post-Apartheid national imagery.
Students also enroll in a 3-credit service-learning course, GBST 498: Global Studies Internship. During this service learning course, students will be able to choose between working as English, math, and computer tutors to 11- and-12-year-olds, and attend class with local faculty from diverse fields. Students will earn a total of 6 credits during the Cape Town Summer Program, all of which will appear on their W&M transcripts and be included in GPA calculations.
Students live in University of Cape Town housing and all meals are included. The Cape Town program includes excursions to locations such as Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment, Table Mountain, Cape Point, and museums and historic sites in and around Cape Town.
The Reves Center advisor for the Cape Town Summer Program is Molly DeStafney, firstname.lastname@example.org.