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Social Development and Direct Practice in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa; East London, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: May Travel (Spring)
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
Budget Sheets May Travel (Spring),
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Travel (Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/07/2017 05/27/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Chris Black-Hughes
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
Social Work
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Area(s) of Study: African Culture, African Studies, Social Work
Required Class Status: 2nd Year Course Number: SOWK 485, SOWK 585
Number of Credits: 3 Exchange Program: No
Language of Instruction:
English Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning)
Program Length: Fewer than 14 days Gold Course: No
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site) Classes will be taken with:: Combination of int'l and U.S. students
Accommodation Options: Hostel/Hotel Number of students per room: Multiple (3 or more), One, Three, Two
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:
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Social Development and Direct Practice in South Africa    

5/07/2017 to 05/27/2017 
Social Work 485/585

Cape Town & East London

May 7 - May 27, 2017




*** Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader. ***


Christine Black-Hughes, Ph.D., LICSW

Office Trafton N.  334

Office Phone: 507 389 5670

Work Cell Phone: 507 382 0028

Email Address:

This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about South African culture, Apartheid and Human Rights through engagement with social work students from  the University of Fort Hare (UFH), volunteering at a non-government organization,(CATCH)

along with visiting other places of cultural and ecological interest.

The course will begin to meet once a month prior to departure and will travel to South Africa from May 7-27, 2017.


Travel Start Date Tentative Schedule 2015.

May 7:         Leave MSP
May 8:         East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 9-12:   University of Fort Hare in the morning and Caring Affirmation Training Children    (CATCH). Time spent with your UFH email partners.
May 13-14: Safari outside of East London. Day trips to explore the Eastern Cape, ocean front beaches, mountains etc.
May 15-18: Volunteer at social service agency: caring Affirming Training Children (CATCH).  Also spend time socializing with families, student and instructors from the University of Fort Hare while exploring East London.
May 19:       Hogs Back Mountain, UFH Alice Campus to learn about Apartheid and Human Rights, attend classes with social work students at the University of Fort Hare.
May 20-21: Trip to Tsitsikamma, Addo Elephant National Park (Safari), Eastern Cape SA for Zip lining and to learn about sustainable communities.
May 22-23: Garden Route to Cape Town, Western Cape
May 24-25: Cape Town
May 26: Leave Cape Town to Fly to MSP
May 27: Arrive at MSP