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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Windhoek, Namibia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring with Interim
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring with Interim
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Course Number: 198 Program Host: CGE
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Department: OFFC
Advisor or Instructor: Joan Hepburn Housing: Student Housing
Program Description:
Augsburg CGEE SAF 2017
Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind

Program Overview 
Students learn about historical and present-day challenges in creating national identity, an inclusive multi-party democracy, and a model for development. Studying Namibia and South Africa’s model and approach to such issues provides a useful context for understanding globalization and nation-building struggles throughout the world. Gain hands-on work experience in a development agency through an academic internship for credit.  Earn additional credit in Political Science, Religion, Interdisciplinary Studies, or History.

Academics
CGEE’s experiential programs will include class visits with community members throughout the semester, such as: members of the African National Congress and opposition parties, church leaders, feminist and human rights activists, and many others!

Courses available include:
  • Political and Social Change in Southern Africa (Political Science 353)
  • Environmental connections: Environment and Sustainability in Southern Africa (Environmental Studies 100)
  • Racism and Resistance in Southern Africa and the U.S. (History 327)
  • The Politics of Development in Southern Africa (Political Science 354)
  • Religion and Social Change in Southern Africa (Religion 376)
  • An internship or an independent study for credit in: Cross-Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, or Religion
  • Yoga (Recreational Wellness 118)

Student Life
Students will stay in the CGEE house for a portion of the semester, a 10 minute walk from downtown Windhoek. A vibrant capital city; students will find traditional and international cuisines, art galleries, contemporary shopping malls, live concerts, and public gardens where festivals are held throughout the year. Students can travel anywhere from an outdoor craft and food market in Windhoek’s township areas to a movie theater in the suburbs for one low taxi fare. Students are sure to run into many friendly faces as they explore the various cultural and entertainment activities that this community has to offer. Students will also have host family stays throughout the semester in both rural and urban areas of Namibia and South Africa.

In addition to the Windhoek portion of the program, students will also have the opportunity to travel, with built-in excursions (included in the cost of the program) to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and the Eastern Cape in South Africa, as well as short trips to Etosha Game National Reserve, the Atlantic Coast, and rural areas of Namibia.
 
Augsburg CGEE Web Link



Pre-Approved GE Credits.
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisor, Joan Hepburn.

NAMIBIA (CGE) APPROVED GE CREDITS


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 08/12/2018 12/08/2018
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 02/10/2019 06/08/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.