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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Program Description:

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This course draws interdisciplinary learning from social sciences and humanities to examine social development in South Africa. It will use literature, film, music, art, philosophy, political science, economics, women studies, African studies, and anthropology to understand social development as part of the social work discourse to improve quality of life. The goal of the experience is to enhance understanding of how the these disciplines influence global perspectives. The course also incorporates conversational Xhosa as part of cultural exposure. 

Some academic and cultural learning opportunities include:
  • Conversational Xhosa and Xhosa cultural experiences
  • Community  engagement in a youth camp Ubuntu Arts project Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Lectures at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Rhodes University-Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
  • Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Fort Beaufort
  • Addo National Park
View the Ubuntu Arts Photo Book!

Dr. Otrude Moyo , PhD is an Associate Professor and chair of the Social Work department. Dr. Moyo has taught and conducted research internationally in southern Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. She has published several articles and book chapters addressing social development issues in Southern Africa, social welfare and multicultural living, understanding quality of life and inequality issues. Dr. Moyo’s scholarship interest is in indigenous practices and decolonizing methodologies; she is currently working on a book project to unde255, 0, 0);">SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Scholarships are available for degree-seeking UM-Flint students. You must have 2.50 GPA minimum to qualify. Your program application and recommendation will be reviewed for scholarship purposes. 

Withdrawals must be submitted in M-Flint WorldLink or to on or before 11:59pm on January 12, 2018. Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for paying the full program fee.

Click below to apply to this program. A $100 non-refundable fee is required at the time of application. The fee must be submitted via check or money order—written to “UM-Flint”—and submitted to the Education Abroad Office. Applications submitted without application fee will not be considered. 

The program fee is $4646.25  The fee will cover airfare, housing, health insurance, activities, transportation, and some meals. The fee will be paid to the University via the UM-Flint Cashiers Office.  Students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships through IGS/ Education Abroad Office to help defray costs.  

Additional costs include: Tuition/fees, passport, immunizations

• Deposit: February 1, 2018
• 1/3 Program Fee: January 12, 2018
• 1/3 Program Fee: February 16, 2018
• 1/3 Program Fee: March 16, 2018
• Final program fee balance: Friday, March 16, 2018
• Submit all Pre-Travel Items: April 13, 2018
• Withdraw: January 12, 2018

The University may at any point cancel a program due to unforeseen reasons, including but not limited to low student enrollment and health and safety concerns in the host destination.