SIT South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

SIT South Africa Social and Political Transformation

Study in Durbin on South Africa's Indian Ocean coast while exploring sociopolitical issues across multiple African nations.

Host Institution: The School for International Training (SIT) is an accredited degree-granting institution registered in the Republic of South Africa to administer this program. The SIT South Africa: Social and Political Transformation program is based in the cosmopolitan coastal city of Durban but travels across South Africa and into neighboring Swaziland and Mozambique to examine the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dynamics of this diverse region in transition. Students benefit from unparalleled engagement with renowned activists, intellectuals, and political leaders in each of these three countries.

Interdisciplinary content courses focusing on the program theme will be taught in English. You will also receive basic training in the Zulu language, one of the dominant indigenous languages in the multilingual country, spoken by nearly one quarter of all South Africans. You will choose between an Independent Study Project or a community-based Internship for the experiential capstone component of the semester.

Majors*: Ideal for students in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in topics related to politics, history, economics, and sociology. Students interested in journalism, writing, or media production have the unique option to pursue a journalism project under the guidance of a renowned South African media organization.

Housing*: Students reside in homestay accommodation with families representing the diversity of South African society.

Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA.

For more information about this SIT South Africa program, please click here.

Students can begin an application here.

*Coursework and housing are subject to change based on availability.


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