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South Africa: Transformative Learning through Community Engagement

June 12-24, 2022
South Africa is a country located in the southernmost part of the continent of Africa. The country has 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu. Cape Town, where our program will be based, is one of three capitals! Students from Davidson-Davie and Central Piedmont CC are invited to apply for this faculty-led service-learning program in partnership with EDU Africa. Much of the program will consist of working alongside members of the Cape Town community in areas including: Healthcare, Education, Business/Entrepreneurship, Zoo and Aquarium Science, and Social Justice. Additional cultural activities are included, from visiting Nelson Mandela’s prison cell to an overnight safari.

This trip is intended for
for: Students from Davidson-Davie and Central Piedmont CC. Community members are also allowed to join with the understanding that they will participate in all academic, service, and programmed activities.

You will experience
Service-learning, community involvement, history and culture.

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All participants must take a HUM 180 course. It is a 3-credit hour course. The class will be a hybrid and will include online content as well as some face-to-face meetings. Community members will take a concurrent Continuing Education class. All participants
will participate fully in all activities and abide by the guidelines for ethical service-learning set forth in the class. Participants will be offered different service-learning placements based on their field or interest.



Fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations in the EDU Africa team house (2-5 per room)
  • Ground transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Service-learning placements
  • Academic and cultural activities
  • Excursions to select attractions as per itinerary (Robben Island, Cape Malay Cooking Experience, Table
  • Mountain, Boulders Penguin Colony, etc.)
  • Overnight Safari including lunch and afternoon game drive

*Cost is approximate; final cost to be determined by January 15, 2022.

Application Deadline

TBD. Space is limited. Contact trip leader Suzanne LaVenture for more information at: Suzanne_Laventure@davidsondavie.edu

Scholarship Info

Davidson-Davie students can apply for a partial scholarship made possible by funding from the college. The Davidson-Davie study abroad scholarship application deadline for summer 2022 trips is Monday, November 15, 2021, by midnight.

Pell recipients also have the option of applying for a federal scholarship: the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship, which could cover the entire cost of the program.

See details on how to apply for these scholarships on the “Apply Now” page.

First Trip Scholarship

South Africa is an eligible country for the First Trip Scholarship, which awards $750 to $1500 (determined by applicant need, destination, and availability of funds) to students that are traveling abroad for the first time. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, & students are encouraged to submit applications at least three (3) months in advance of departure. Please visit the First Trip Scholarship website for more information on how to apply.