Global dialogue: South Africa
|Dates:||13 July – 1 August|
All undergraduate students
|Application close date:||5 April 2019|
In partnership with Northeastern University in Boston, Global Dialogues explores the rich history and extraordinary natural environment of South Africa, as well as the dramatic social, political and economic transformations that have shaped the country. We will visit several significant regions of South Africa: Johannesburg, its primary business city; Pretoria, its political capital; Cape Town, its cultural capital; the coastal port of Durban; the largest 'Indian city' in the world outside India, and the world famous Kruger National Park.
Why go on this study tour?
From a turbulent social and political past, South Africa is fast becoming an economic and technological powerhouse in the Southern Hemisphere. Students will be able to experience first-hand the dynamic social and cultural forces that have driven this transition, and explore how lessons learned from recent South African history may be applied to other regions, including Australia. The program has been designed to cater to students from all disciplines, and uses assessment built around a reflective practice modality to allow students to focus their explorations around their own particular areas of interest.
- The Apartheid Museum
- Robben Island
- The District Six Museum
- Table Mountain
- Cullinan Diamond Mine
- The Cape of Good Hope
- Kruger National Park
Company visits (to be confirmed):
- NED Bank
- SA Breweries
- Tiger Foods
- Rovos Rail
- Pick n Pay
- A business accelerator
Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?
Program cost is approximately $6,500 AUD at time of online listing.
|Program cost includes:||Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):|
Internal flight Johannesburg to Capetown
All in-country transport including airport transfers
Selected group visits and outings
Travel insurance (subject to eligibility)
The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:
- OS Help Loan of up to $8,149 (as at 2019)
4 X $1000 Faculty Led Program Scholarships available for students participating in this program. Please complete the Scholarship Online Application by the program’s closing date (April 5th).
Eligibility and selection criteria
Students must have completed at least 50 credit points at time of application.
To learn more about this program, please attend one of the following sessions:
|Wednesday 20 March 2019||12:30pm||EN214|
|Wednesday 3 April 2019||11:30am||EN308|