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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) 2016 03/02/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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    

5/07/2015 to 05/22/2015
Social Work 485/585

Cape Town & East London

May 7 - May 22, 2015




*** 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 7-22, 2015.


Travel Start Date Tentative Schedule 2015.

May 7:         Leave MSP
May 8:         East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 9-10:    Safari outside of East London. Day trips to explore the Eastern Cape, ocean front beaches, mountains etc.
May 11-14:   University of Fort Hare in the morning and Caring Affirmation Training Children    (CATCH). Time spent with your UFH email partners.
May 15:       UFH Alice Campus to learn about Apartheid and Human Rights. Attend classes with social work students at the University of Fort Hare. Volunteer at social service students and instructors from the University of Fort Hare while exploring East London.