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Experience a rich blend of cultures, compelling history and collection of wildlife not found anywhere else.
Spend two and a half weeks exploring South Africa, followed by a two-credit travel writing workshop. The study abroad program is led by Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Glen Retief, who will share his memories of growing up in South Africa.
You'll spend 10 days in a traditional Xhosa village at Mdumbi, where you'll meet with traditional diviners and chiefs and enjoy dishes such as lamb and tomato curries and pancakes stuffed with fresh mangoes.
Visit Cape Town to tour a black South African township, bargain at the biggest handicrafts market in Africa and visit mosques and museums.
- Tour the castle where Dutch colonists first settled
- Learn about the struggle for racial equality
- Visit Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve
- Take in breath-taking rainforests, mountains, beaches and oceanside cliffs
And through it all, you'll have time set aside for journaling so you can take these experiences and turn them into travel essays when you return.
About Travel Writing in South Africa
Prerequisite: Course readings and meetings before travel
Academic credit: Two semester hours, satisfies the GO requirement
Majors of interest: Any of the humanities
Financial aid: Need-based aid may be available
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