As of March 3, 2020, the University of Maryland has cancelled all Education Abroad programs for spring break 2020 and for summer session 2020.
During the past 25 years, South Africa has gone through a period of political harmony and turmoil, an explosion of urban-cultural creativity, growth in entrepreneurship and a movement by young people to challenge political, cultural and economic structures and institutions.
The African American Studies Department offers students an opportunity to be a part of this evolving South African experience. We have designed a program that takes students to South Africa for a four-week, six-credit course and active learning experience, where they volunteer with organizations in Johannesburg, visit key historical and political sites, and stay with families in villages in Bushbuckridge.
Our department is committed to increasing participation of underrepresented groups in study abroad, with an emphasis on students of color and/or first-generation college students. Your contribution, at any level, would help us lessen the financial burden and allow more deserving students to participate in this trip of a lifetime. Even a gift of $25 could pay for entry fees for three students into the must-see Apartheid Museum.
Click on the image below to learn more about how this program has shaped the lives of our students, and how you can make an impact.
Please help us expose more students to this immersive and life-changing experience.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Sangeetha Madhavan and Vusi Dlamini
Department of African American Studies
University of Maryland