Experience a rich blend of cultures, compelling history, breathtaking scenery and collection of wildlife not found anywhere else.

Explore South Africa from a writer’s perspective on this exciting study abroad program 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 a week in a traditional Xhosa coastal village at Bulungula, where you’ll meet with traditional diviners and chiefs, herd sheep and cattle, and make friends with local families.

Visit Cape Town to tour a black South African township, bargain at an African handicrafts market, visit museums, meet penguins and enjoy dishes such as lamb and tomato curries and pancakes stuffed with fresh mangoes.

You’ll also:

  • Tour the castle where Dutch colonists first settled
  • See lions, elephants, giraffe, kudu and more
  • 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.