University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: South Africa HDFS

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - January 31, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Please note: only those applicants who have attended an interest meeting will be considered for acceptance. Information sessions provide essential program details, and attendance is taken.

The opportunity and challenge that South Africa faces as an emerging democratic and multiracial society serves as the context of this Winter Session program abroad. Given its 11 official languages and the transition from Apartheid to Post-apartheid, South Africa is a land of contrasts that provides the opportunity for students to become exposed to a culture that is not only rich in diversity, but also continues to be a work-in-progress as it comes to grips with social issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, and education. It is, some argue, a first-world country and a third-world country simultaneously. This program will be based in both Pretoria and Cape Town, spending roughly 2 weeks in each location. There will be multiple cultural excursions (including Soweto and a safari game lodge) as well as a mandatory service-learning placement which will be completed both in Pretoria and Cape Town.

All students on this program enroll in two courses: HDFS 335 (Culture in Context) and one other course (depending on your major). HDFS 335 provides an overview of the History of South Africa, taught by a South African historian and professor from the Univ. of Pretoria. This course will include a range of academic/cultural excursions and guest speakers to give students greater insight into South Africa's history and culture. For the second course, Human Services majors take HDFS 334 (Experiential Education), and students in other majors will enroll in HDFS 230 (Families and Their Communities). A few non-Human Services majors may be invited to enroll in HDFS 365 (Seminar) on a "space available" basis.

The Program Fee includes housing, academic and cultural excursions, breakfast daily and international medical insurance. All students will be housed in hotels in Pretoria and Cape Town, and at a safari camp/lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from South Africa, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Johannesburg. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, plane tickets will be reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.



ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. All students on this program enroll in two courses: HDFS 335 (Culture in Context) and either HDFS 334 (for HS majors only) or HDFS 230 (Families and Their Communities). To ensure a relatively balanced enrollment between these two courses, a few non-Human Services majors may be invited to enroll in HDFS 365 (Seminar) on a "space available" basis. HDFS 335 provides an overview of the History of South Africa and includes lectures by a South African historian and professor from the Univ. of Pretoria as well as appropriate cultural excursions and guest speakers to give students greater insight into South Africa's history and culture.
HDFS 230: Families and Their Communities (3 credits)
HDFS 334: Experiential Education (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: This course fulfills a requirement for Human Services majors.
HDFS 335: Culture in Context: South Africa (3 credits)
HDFS 365: Seminar: Experiential Learning (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: This course fulfills a requirement for Human Services majors.
UNIV 370-091: Study Abroad - South Africa HDFS (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,850.00$4,850.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,108.00$10,856.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,641.00$1,641.00

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Secondary contact: Ann Aviles
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
106 Alison Hall
302-831-4724
amaviles@udel.edu
Primary contact: Norma Gaines-Hanks
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
123 Alison Hall
302-831-8616
ngaines@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.



Interest Meetings:
02/24/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 132 Alison Hall
03/02/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 220 Alison Hall
03/03/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 132 Alison Hall
03/10/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 226 Alison Hall


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.