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SIT South Africa: Social Justice and Activism Internship (Summer)
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Culture, Development Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Internship, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Policy
Program:
Affiliated
Language of Instruction:
English
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Credit Type:
Pass/Fail
Program Type:
Internship, Study
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:

Summer 2018: South Africa: Social Justice and Activism Internship

Get professional experience at a human rights organization and examine the legacy of apartheid and the ideas, values, and practice of social justice in South Africa.

Program Highlights

  • Live and work in Cape Town.
  • Practice experiential and reflective learning during your internship.
  • Learn the history of South Africa's Apartheid system. 
  • Gain resume-building experience in human rights advocacy, gender-based human rights work, human rights law, or social and community mobilization.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
 

Key Topics of Study

  • Apartheid and its aftermath
  • South Africa’s political, economic, social and cultural landscape
  • Principles of social justice in South Africa
  • The ethics of internships in South Africa
  • Reconciliation, justice, equity, development, and nation-building

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:

  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

Scholarships:

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/18/2018 08/06/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.