Program Information
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Winter 2022: South Africa HDFS/AFRA
January 03, 2022 - February 02, 2022 (dates are tentative)
Applications will be accepted beginning Saturday, May 01 2021.
Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Overlooking Cape Town by K. Chiseri 13W South Africa BUAD
Meetings
Program Notes
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.
Note: Programs may open for applications before May 1, 2021. Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 22W study abroad program.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).
Program Description

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.

All students will take HDFS 335 (Culture in Context) which will consist of an overview of the History of South Africa, taught by a South African historian and professor from the Univ. of Pretoria, as well as a range of cultural excursions and guest speakers to provide students with greater insight into South Africa's history and culture. In addition students will enroll in either HDFS 230 (Families and Their Communities) or AFRA/COMM 223 (Sports, Media and Culture). This program will also include a mandatory service-learning placement which will be completed both in Pretoria and Cape Town, cultural excursions (including Soweto; a Safari game lodge).

Students will stay in hotels in Pretoria (City Lodge-Lynnwood) and Cape Town (The Commodore) and a safari camp/lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Accommodations are double, multi-bed rooms, meaning each student will have their own bed, yet be housed two students per room. Breakfast is included at both locations (Pretoria and Cape Town), as well as at Madikwe. Several lunches and dinners are included as well.

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.
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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students take HDFS 335 and then take either HDFS 230 or AFRA/COMM 223.

The program is open to all undergraduate students.

HDFS 230 is a required course for Human Services majors and satisfies an elective credit for all others. AFRA/COMM 223 meets a university breadth for social and behavioral Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP C: A&S Social & Behavioral Sci and meets the multicultural requirement designation. HDFS 335, Culture in Context satisfies elective credit requirement.
AFRA 223: Sports, Media, and Culture (3 credits)
This course examines the interrelationship of sports, media, and culture in today’s society and how that interrelationship sometimes reinforces or challenge social values. It draws on the cultural identification of class, race, and gender to identify sports values and cultural values. Drawing on theories of culture, rhetoric, and social criticism, we will examine media’s role in telling the story of sports and, in telling that story, shapes cultural values. Students will study several critical approaches to sports and public discourse and will apply those approaches to journalism, public relations, the news and popular media, and other forms of mass communication.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Multicultural
Course is cross-listed with COMM 223.
COMM 223: Sports, Media, and Culture (3 credits)
This course examines the interrelationship of sports, media, and culture in today’s society and how that interrelationship sometimes reinforces or challenge social values. It draws on the cultural identification of class, race, and gender to identify sports values and cultural values. Drawing on theories of culture, rhetoric, and social criticism, we will examine media’s role in telling the story of sports and, in telling that story, shapes cultural values. Students will study several critical approaches to sports and public discourse and will apply those approaches to journalism, public relations, the news and popular media, and other forms of mass communication.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Multicultural
Course is cross-listed with AFRA 223.
HDFS 230: Families and Their Communities (3 credits)
Discusses the community context of family life, and the interface of family with school, community and work settings. Community development, social capital, collaboration, family and community asset building, and opportunity structure analysis approaches are presented.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Other: This course fulfills a requirement for Human Services majors.
HDFS 335: Culture in Context: South Africa (3 credits)
Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity enriches an individual’s life, helping him/her to better understand the actions of groups of peoples, their nationalities and uniqueness, their organizations and systems. Provides an option which can be used both internationally and domestically as long as it embraces the spirit of exposing students to the concept of development within diverse communities.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Restrictions: May be repeated up to 6 credits.
UNIV 370-091: Study Abroad - South Africa HDFS (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
Requirements
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.

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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
Costs
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 $1,800.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,800.00$1,800.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onJune 01, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 15, 2021
$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.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Ann Aviles
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
106 Alison Hall
amaviles@udel.edu
Drew Brown
Faculty Director
Africana Studies
427 Ewing Hall
drbrown@udel.edu

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