South Africa: Education and Social Change (Summer)


Tuition: $7,090
The tuition fee covers the following program components:
  • Cost of all lecturers who instruct students in:
    • The role of education in South Africa in the context of the country’s historical circumstances, contemporary public policy, and social and economic development
    • Social, cultural, and political aspects of the region
    • Field methods in education
  • The education practicum and visits to primary and secondary schools, tertiary institutions, and adult training and educational centers in urban and rural South Africa
  • All educational excursions to locations such as the Hector Pieterson, Apartheid, and Luthuli museums; the South Coast; Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve; eTekwini Area-Based Management; Gandhi’s Phoenix Settlement; Grahamstown Arts Festival
  • Health insurance throughout the entire program period
Room & Board: $1,400
The room and board fee covers the following program components:
  • All accommodations during the entire program period. 
  • All homestays (three weeks in an urban homestay in Cato Manor or Newlands, and one week in a rural stay in aMacambini – 28 days in total)
  • All meals for the entire program period. Meals are covered by SIT Study Abroad, directly or through a stipend, or through the homestay.
Estimated Additional Costs:
International Airfare
International airfares vary greatly due to the volatility of airline industry pricing, flight availability, and specific flexibility/restrictions on the type of ticket purchased. Students may choose to take advantage of frequent flyer or other airline awards available to them, which could significantly lower their travel costs.
Visa Expenses $0
Immunizations varies
Books & Supplies $100
Discretionary Expenses
Personal expenses during a semester abroad vary based on individual spending habits and budgets. While all meals and accommodations are covered in the room and board fee, incidentals and personal transportation costs differ depending on the non-program-related interests and pursuits of each student. To learn more about personal budgeting, we recommend speaking with alumni who participated in a program in your region.  See a full list of our alumni contacts.  Please note that free time to pursue non-program-related activities is limited.

Please Note: Fees and additional expenses are based on all known circumstances at the time of calculation. Due to the unique nature of our programs and the economics of host countries, SIT reserves the right to change its fees or additional expenses without notice.

Costs Dates

Credits: 8

Duration: 6 weeks

Program Base: Durban

Prerequisites: None

South Africa

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