This program allows students to study the history and literature of Apartheid and post-Apartheid South Africa in two of its largest urban areas– Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is designed to give students an interdisciplinary background on the literature, history, and culture of South Africa. Being in the country provides students with the opportunity for experiential learning, and allows them to study the effects of legal and systemic segregation and oppression, as well as analyze how post-apartheid South Africa memorializes and narrates this history.
Site visits and activities include:
- Overnight visit to a Safari/Game Reserve
- Cradle of Humankind (Johannesburg)
- Voortrekker Monument
- Freedom Park
- SOWETO Township tour
- Pretoria City Tour (Johannesburg)
- Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg)
- District 6 Museum (Cape Town)
- Langa Township tour
- Optional Stellenbosch and Paarl Wine Tour (Cape Town)
- Table Mountain (Cape Town)
- Traditional Cape Malay Cuisine Cooking Class (Cape Town)
- Robben Island Museum (Cape Town)
- Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Cape Town)
Courses: AAS 338 / LIT 338 / HIS 354: The History and Literature of Apartheid in South Africa
AAS 338: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Race and Ethnicity; Global
LIT 338: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; Race and Ethnicity; Global
HIS 387: Social Change and Historical Perspectives; Race and Ethnicity; Global
Program Directors: Dr. Matthew Bender, Professor of History and Dr. Mindi McMann, Associate Professor of English
No prerequisites and no language requirements. Open to all students in good academic standing (including current first-year students).
January 1-20, 2022
Friday, September 24, 2021. Includes $150 application fee. Students may apply for an application fee waiver based on financial need analysis.
$500 Commitment Deposit Deadline:
Friday, October 1, 2021.
TBD. 2020 Fee was $5502.
Program Fee Includes:
$150 Application Fee
$500 Program Deposit Fee
1.0 Unit Course Tuition & Fees
Transportation in South Africa
Site Visit and Activity Fees
International Health Insurance
A few group meals
Does Not Include:
International Airfare (arranged separately)
Transportation to/from US airport
Other personal expenses (personal travel, etc.)
Explore Scholarship Opportunities
. We recommend CGE Education Abroad Scholarships
and the Mary Roebling International Travel Award
. Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor
in the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at email@example.com with application questions.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Mindi McMann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Matthew Bender at email@example.com.
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.