Human Rights in South Africa have, by political means, been limited to a certain race and class of individuals who form the minority of the country. Since its democratization, the extent of human rights covers all humans in the country, and this right is protected by the constitution and civil society organizations who ensure they are afforded accordingly. The politics in South Africa is dynamic and a lot of work is being done to right the wrongs of the past. You will critically engage our program to distill the manner in which these stakeholders keep government and civil society accountable to these protected rights. This experience is tied to your home institutions’ course on Human Rights and can be adjusted to fit a legal, political, sociological, or economic perspective.
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE:
- Engaging the Human Rights model of an African country
- Learning a local language
- Critically engaging the role of government, local organizations, and citizens in ensuring Human Rights and engaging on Human Rights Violations
- Gaining intercultural perspectives on the subject of Human Rights
- Applying theoretical knowledge in a practical context
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City, has been voted the world’s top tourist destination for several consecutive years. From the moment you arrive, you will understand what all the fuss is about. It is a city surrounded by mountains, oceans, and green valleys and vineyards. If you enjoy wine, the wines of the Western Cape are famous around the world and a major highlight for locals and visitors alike. It is also a place of enormous history, with the infamous Robben Island lying just off its shores. This distinct island is where Albert Luthuli, Nelson Mandela, and other struggle heroes were held captive during the struggle for liberation. With all that and a nightlife that never seems to stop and wildlife safaris at nearby reserves, Cape Town really does have it all.
If you are interested in history and culture, Tanzania is where you want to be. It is the largest country in East Africa and home to highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – and one of the most interesting African tribes – the Maasai. Tanzania is a place of incredible sights and authentic experiences. And if you want a slice of blue ocean and palm trees, the tropical island of Zanzibar lies just off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Staying in Moshi, you will be able to experience the best of East Africa and the iconic wildlife – on land and in the ocean – that the region is known for.
Zanzibar, the paradise island located off the coast of mainland Tanzania, is as rich in history and culture as it is in natural beauty. From the bustling city of Stone Town (a World Heritage Site famous for its spices and trading history) and lush forests to the endless sand banks and friendly communities, this hidden gem is slowly capturing the hearts of travelers. You can witness its magic and mystery too as you explore its warm beaches and embark on spice tours and cultural trips around the island that highlight the culture, lush landscape, and stunning marine life.
Dates & Rates
Length of stay and cost of additional activities have an impact on the cost of the program. Please use the Apply Now form to get in contact with one of our Study Abroad experts.
Our program fee includes:
- Airport pick-up and drop-off by the African Impact team
- All daily transfers to and from your workshop and Action Learning locations
- Accommodation throughout your stay at our Cape Town, Moshi, or Zanzibar home
- Three delicious meals a day, excluding weekends, cooked by chefs from the local community
- Orientation program, including a security briefing and introduction to South Africa or Tanzania
- Workshops, field trips, and excursions on the program schedule
- Assistance by the African Impact team and program coordinators
Our program fee excludes:
- Flights to South Africa or Tanzania, but we can guide you on this
- Personal insurance cover for the duration of the program
- Visa-related costs
- Any activities outside of your itinerary
- Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs