Program Information
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Winter 2019: South Africa SOCI/CRJU/HIST
January 03, 2019 - February 01, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo contributed by Robert Nelson
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/18/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 316
10/18/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 316
12/07/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 316
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
09/28/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
10/02/2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudent Health Services, conference room
Program Notes
Program Description
South Africa is breathtaking in its beauty, plentiful in its natural and human resources, and exceptional in its diversity and cultural richness. Located at the southern point of Africa, this recently democratized nation stretches from the falls of the Limpopo River in the northeast to the southern cape coast where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This study abroad program focuses on two interrelated areas: social issues facing South Africa, and the historical development of South African society. Students will learn about the major social problems facing South Africa in the post-Apartheid era. Students will engage in about 40 hours of service-learning activities that will complement the course materials.

Excursions are also designed to complement the course materials. Students will experience South Africa’s culture, heritage, wildlife, and landscape. There are a number of NGOs and other organizations involved in advancing the economic and cultural status of local communities in a responsible and sustainable manner. Sites include Manyeleti Park, where students will have an opportunity to explore various projects involving Mega Fauna (the big animals) and Mega Flora (wonderful scenery and popular plants) of the Madikwe game reserve; de Wildt Sanctuary; Lessedi Cultural Village; visits to township schools, health care facilities, community service agencies as well as historically and ecologically important sites, such as the Nelson Mandela Museum, Soweto in the Pretoria/Johannesburg areas, and visits to Robben Island (location of prison where Mandela spent most of his incarceration) in Cape Town.

All students will be housed at a very comfortable hotel located close to the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, and in a waterfront area hotel in Cape Town. There will be two students per double-occupancy room. In Pretoria and Cape Town, the hotels are in walking distance of shops, eating establishments, a theater, and banks; in Pretoria, near the University of Pretoria. The program fee includes a bed and breakfast plan as well as certain meals associated with cultural excursions. Students may eat dinner at a variety of restaurants near the hotel.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, some meals, all group excursions and transportation in South Africa, and international health insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from South Africe, nor airport transfers within the U.S. airport. The program officially begins when students arrive in South Africa. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
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.
Program 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
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
CRJU 432: HIV/AIDS and Crime in South Africa (3 credits)
Examines two major social problems in South Africa: crime and HIV/AIDS. Explore the problems historically, as well as their current prevalence and implications for the country. Examines sociological theories to broaden our understanding of the social problems which are compared with the US. C/L SOCI 432.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Service Learning
HIST 397-070: History of South Africa (3 credits)
Surveys the complex historical development of the South African society. Topics include African resistance to white expansion, wars of resistance, the impact of agricultural and labor laws on African societies, tensions in white society, Africaners in power since 1948, and African struggles for freedom. Course will be taught by a professor of history at the University of Pretoria. Cross listed with AFRA 397.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
SOCI 432: HIV/AIDS and Crime in South Africa (3 credits)
Examines two major social problems in South Africa: crime and HIV/AIDS. Explore the problems historically, as well as their current prevalence and implications for the country. Examines sociological theories to broaden our understanding of the social problems which are compared with the US. C/L CRJU 432.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Service Learning
UNIV 370-092: Study Abroad - South Africa SOCI/CRJU/HIST (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,706.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
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.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$4,600.00$4,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,925.00$10,795.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,706.00$1,706.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Lana Harrison
Faculty Director
257 E Main St. Center for Drug and Health Studies

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