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South Africa: Transformative Learning through Community Engagement

June 2020
South Africa is a country located in the southernmost part of the continent of Africa. The country has 11 official languages including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu. Cape Town, where our program will be based, is one of three capitals! Students from DCCC and Central Piedmont CC are invited to apply for this faculty-led service learning program in partnership with EDU Africa. Much of the program will consist of working alongside members of the Cape Town community in areas including: Healthcare, Education, Business/Entrepreneurship, Zoo and Aquarium Science, and Social Justice. Additional cultural activities are included, from visiting Nelson Mandela’s prison cell to an overnight safari.

This trip is intended for
Students from DCCC and Central Piedmont CC. Community members are also allowed to join with the understanding that they will participate in all academic, service, and programmed activities.

You will experience
Service learning, community involvement, history and culture.

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All participants must take a HUM 180 course. It is a 3-credit hour course. The class will be a hybrid and will include online content as well as some face-to-face meetings. Community members will take a concurrent Continuing Education class. All participants will participate fully in all activities and abide by the guidelines for ethical service learning set forth in the class. Participants will be offered different service learning placements based on their field or interest.



Fee includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations in the EDU Africa team house (2-5 per room)
  • Ground transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Service learning placements
  • Academic and cultural activities
  • Excursions to select attractions as per itinerary (Robben Island, Cape Malay Cooking Experience, Table
  • Mountain, Boulders Penguin Colony, etc.)
  • Overnight Safari including lunch and afternoon game drive

*Cost is approximate; final cost to be determined by November 15 th , 2019.


Price Drop! Now only $3850!

Deposits: Non-refundable $200 deposit due by November 1*. The deposit will be applied toward the cost of the program

$900 more due December 15
$900 more due January 15
$900 more due February 15
$950 more due March 15

*Students who have applied for Cycle 1 of the Gilman scholarship or a DCCC scholarship have until December 1 to pay the deposit.


DCCC students can apply for a partial scholarship through the DCCC Foundation. The deadline is November 17, 2019. Pell recipients also have the option of applying for a federal scholarship: the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship, which could cover the entire cost of the program. See details on the “Apply Now” page.

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