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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Spartanburg, United States; Timbavati, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Interim
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Language of Instruction: English Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Option(s): Hotel/Hostel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
South Africa: From the Wild Animals of an African Safari to the Rich History and Culture of a Unique People

Program Overview
From the Cape of Good Hope to Kruger National Park to the township of Soweto, we will explore the cultural and biological diversity of South Africa. We will spend 16 days in-country, including several days on safari in one of the world's top game preserves. During guided day and nighttime safari drives we will observe lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes and many more in their natural habitats. We will also learn about the tumultuous history of South Africa and its amazing political transformation since the end of apartheid. We will focus on South Africa’s economy and its role as one of the BRICS countries. As we explore in and around Cape Town, we will learn about the entrepreneurial culture that has emerged since the end of apartheid. We will visit a working port and meet with professionals in the financial and government sectors. We will visit with the people in the townships. Our more leisurely pursuits will include tours of the wineries of Stellenbosch, a stroll through the glorious Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and strolling with the penguins on the pristine beaches of the Cape. An experience of a lifetime!
 
CourseworkSouth Africa
Students will enroll in JAN 429 A for Interim. This course will focus on experiential learning while abroad. Students will learn about the wildlife of South Africa through numerous safari trips. Students will also learn about life in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. Finally, students will study South Africa as a BRICS nation with a focus on the South African economy.

Accommodation
Students will be housed in hotels while in Johannesburg and Cape Town and will stay at the Ngala Safari Lodge while in Kruger National Park. 

Program Costs
Program fee: $6,910
This cost includes international airfare, lodging, transportation to and from the airport, on-site transportation, some group meals, all fees/tickets for pre-arranged events and museums, books, gratuities and international insurance coverage.

Additional expenses:
Meals: $350 
Local transportation: $50
Passport: $150 (all students must have a valid passport to participate)  

Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Please note that an application for a Wofford Travel Grant does not substitute for the Travel/Study project application for Interim. 

To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (except first-year students applying in the fall) and be in good social and academic standing with the College. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application.

For More Information
Contact Dr. Lillian Gonzalez or Professor Andrew Green