Program Dates: May 14-24, 2022
South Africa holds riches in history, social justice, and business. This program will embed students with The Amy Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers programs to empower young people, aged 5 –35 years from challenging and vulnerable communities, for three days. Students will have the opportunity to visit international historic sites and local sites of importance. To understand the strength of humanity in the face of adversity, South Africa is a destination like no other.
Please note: This program is limited to 10 business students.
December 11, 2021
December 11, 2021
January 6, 2022
February 11, 2022
Spring Semester 2022
Students may take up to two courses. Please note, these courses will meet throughout the spring semester.
A study of the different aspects of international business including, but not limited to: international politics, culture, economics, finance, technology, marketing, ethical decision-making, strategic planning and management, and human resource development in a global environment. This course seeks to broaden perspectives, alter viewpoints, and provide lifelong experiences and memories. The course begins with on campus classroom study of the different elements of international business and government. Then, during the travel portion of the program, students will have a unique opportunity to pursue international experiences in business/culture/government/politics while working with The Amy Foundation.
Business students may elect to take BUSA 4950 if they have already completed BUSA 4950.
BUSA 4200 will have mandatory attendance every other Friday from 1:00-3:00pm. These dates are 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30. Additionally, there will be some site visits with dates TBD.
Students will be enrolled in a Study Abroad section with regular meetings throughout the semester. In the event that travel is cancelled, students will participate in virtual session with South African partners to complete learning objectives.
This course is designed to investigate social justice in South Africa. The social, cultural, and political climate will aid in the discussion regarding differences and similarities between the U.S. and South Africa. To understand social justice and the impact one man and his ideas can have on a country and the world is best experienced where he experienced them. Robben Island, the location of the prison that held Nelson Mandela, is a world heritage site and adds to the understanding of conditions Mandela endured. Throughout the program, the effects of apartheid are present. No other location can drive this home.
CRJU 2950/4950 will meet Thursdays 10-11:15am, as well as the following Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm: 1/22, 3/19, 4/30.
PADM 6950 will be conducted online, but will have mandatory Friday attendance from 1:00-3:00pm: 1/22, 3/19, 4/30.
Students enrolled in Social Justice and South Africa will be enrolled in a study abroad section. These students will have a front loaded course to ensure they are learning the same material as the non-travel students, This will allow for an easy transition in the event that travel is cancelled. If the trip proceeds as scheduled, these students will meet fewer times later in the semester with a more focused curriculum on South Africa.
Program Fee: $4,550 + Tuition & Fees
Final Payment Due: February 26, 2022
Airfare, lodging in hotels and hostels, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, and some meals are included in your fees. Additional expenses include passport, some meals.
Shuttle from Augusta to Atlanta and then flights from Atlanta to Cape Town.
Arrive in Cape Town and check into hotel. Free day to explore on your own with a group dinner.
Enjoy isiXhosa Language and Culture lesson. Meet guide for City Orientation Walk. Business meeting with Mama Money. Trip to Table Mountain via the capleway.
Visit the Amy Foundation. Walk through Bo Kaap. Cape Malay Cooking experience with 3-course dinner.
Amy Foundation visit and reflections. Dinner at Cape Point Vineyard Community Market.
Amy Foundation final visit. Dinner and lecture by former Robben Island political prisoner, Lionel Davis.
Visit Robben Island and the Cape Town Ostrich Farm. Experience Djembe Drumming and dinner at GOLD restaurant.
Transfer to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Experience lectures on sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and an afternoon game drive.
Morning game drive and debrief session. Transfer to Cape town airport for return flight to USA.
Arrive in Atlanta and then shuttle transfer to Augusta.
*Itinerary may be subject to change