Program Information
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Winter 2024: South Africa SOCI/CRJU
January 03, 2024 - January 30, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo by K. Chiseri 13W South Africa BUAD
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
08/31/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM103 Munroe Hall or https://udel.zoom.us/j/96903841623
09/06/2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudy Abroad Fair, Trabant Center
09/12/2023 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM103 Munroe Hall or https://udel.zoom.us/j/2240143820
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/01/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM118 Sharp Lab
11/14/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM118 Sharp Lab
12/06/2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM118 Sharp Lab
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 10/04/2023.
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

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 and tuition.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.
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 most 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 three interrelated areas: 1) Social and cultural issues facing South Africa, 2) The opportunities and challenges of tourism as a tool for local economic development and empowerment, and 3) The history and context of South Africa with a course taught by our partners at the University of Pretoria.

Selected excursions and service-learning activities will complement the course materials. Service Learning activities include working with children in local orphanages, daycare centers, and schools. Excursions highlight South Africa’s culture and heritage, wildlife, landscape, adventure, and sports, making it an excellent location to understand how cultures intersect with tourism. Examples of ecotourism sites include Manyeleti Park (explores projects involving big animals), Mega Flora (wonderful scenery and popular plants), Safari at Madikwe game reserve and eco-lodges near the Botswana border; de Wildt Sanctuary; Lessedi Cultural Village; and many attractions of Cape Town including Boulders Beach. Examples of cultural excursions include visits to the Nelson Mandela Museum, Soweto in the Pretoria/Johannesburg areas and visits to Robben Island (the 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. In Pretoria and Cape Town, the hotels are within walking distance of shops, eating establishments, theaters, and banks, and in Pretoria, near the University of Pretoria. There will be two students per double occupancy room. 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 accomodations, breakfast daily, all group excursions, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to or from South Africa, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in South Africa. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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 432-070: HIV/AIDS and Crime in South Africa (3 credits)
Examines two major social problems in South Africa: crime and HIV/AIDS. Explores 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 that are compared with the U.S. Students will perform community service working with children in local orphanages, schools and day cares that have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

This course is cross-listed with the department of Sociolgy (SOCI 432).
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Service Learning
HIST 397: 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.
SOCI 432-070: HIV/AIDS and Crime in South Africa (3 credits)
Examines two major social problems in South Africa: crime and HIV/AIDS. Explores 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 that are compared with the U.S. Students will perform community service working with children in local orphanages, schools and day cares that have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

This course is cross-listed with the Department of Criminal Justice (CRJU 432).
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: Service Learning
UNIV 370-030: Study Abroad - South Africa CRJU/SOCI/ANTH (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 Zoom.

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 $2,000.00.
  • 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-October.
  • 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
Final Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$4,700.00$4,700.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$7,363.00$11,795.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,000.00$2,000.00
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 onOctober 04, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Contacts
Karen Parker
Faculty Director
Criminal Justice
25 Amstel Ave
302-831-2581
kparker@udel.edu

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