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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led, Study Tour Scholarships: Center for International Programs
Program Description:
Media & Cultural Studies (ENG 465)- Study Tour in South Africa 
June 1st - July 1st, 2018

Media in S. Africa

Course Information
Course: ENG 465- Media & Cultural Studies with Dr. Shenid Bhayroo Bhayroo

  • ENG majors/minors elective
  • Journalism minor
  • Communication Studies option course
  • Faith Justice minor
  • International Business major/minor 
  • DGNW Overlay GEP 

Course Description: The 2018 summer program in South Africa offers students an opportunity to produce journalistic narrative or academic research.
  1. The journalism option allows students to experience what it would be like to work as a foreign correspondent in South Africa. Students will propose, research, and produce weekly multimedia stories for The Hawk News, and radio news stories for Radio 1851.
  2. The research option will offer students an opportunity to conduct research on topics related to politics, culture, economics, mass media, or communication technologies in post-apartheid South Africa. This research paper will be presented at a selected research conference in Fall 2018.
  3. All students will be given the opportunity to work on a team to produce a mini-documentary that will be featured on The Hawk News in Fall 2018.
For four weeks we will learn, study and work in South Africa. It is important to understand that research and preparation that admitted participants do in the weeks leading up to this trip will determine personal and professional benefits from our time in South Africa. Research and preparation includes: reading assigned books on the history of South Africa; listening to, watching, and reading  recommended online resources; and communicating with the program director. This course is taught entirely abroad.
Eligible Students: The course is open to all majors. Priority will be given to English majors with ENG 261 encouraged. 
  • Students who are in good financial standing and who are not on academic or disciplinary probation
Credit: Upon acceptance, students will be registered for ENG 465, for 3 credits, as part of their Summer 2018 course load. Students will not be able to register themselves for the course. Students will be billed for SJU Summer Tuition. 

Tentative Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Group Departs
Group Arrives; Airport Pick-up & Transfer; Check-in B&B;  Orientation; Welcome Dinner
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  Story Planning Field Work Field Work   Field Trip: Soweto & Apartheid Museum  
(Joburg – Rosen) 10 (Rosendal)11 (Rosendal)12  (Rosen – Joburg)13 14 15 16
5:00: Depart for Rosendal
Stay at B&B
Field Work Field Work
Field Work;
Return to Johannesburg
Field Work Field Trip: Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng  
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
  Story Planning Field Work
Field Work
  Field Trip: Constitutional Court or Orange Farm  
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Farewell Braai - Family and Friends Guest Speakers Writing/Editing/Filing Writing/Editing/Filing     Debrief; Airport Transfer; Group Returns on 7/1

 Program & Cost Information
1) Estimated* Program Fee: $4,100 
  • Deposit: Non-refundable $300 due to the CIP office as part of application by February 1, 2018Apartheid Museum
  • Payment 1: $1,900 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by February 6th, 2018
  • Payment 2: $1,900 due to Hawk Central (can be paid online) by March 3rd, 2018
**Fee is based upon a minimum of 12 students participating. If the number of participants change, the program fee will also 

2) Estimated Undergraduate Summer Tuition: 3-credits of 2018 Summer Tuition (TBD April 2018; 2017: $1,671)

Your Program includes:
  • Transportation: Round-trip, international airfare; Airport transfers; ground transportation as needed, Private coach for visits throughout itinerary
  • Accommodation: Twin-shared accommodations throughout itinerary at Life on Third B&B (Wifi included)
  • Meals: Welcome & farewell dinners (2); Daily Breakfast 
  • Logistics: Tips & gratuities for included meals, guides, drivers, etc.; Premium for HTH Emergency Medical, Natural Disaster, and Political Evacuation Insurance; 24/7 Assistance of on-site SJU Coordinator & U.S. based CIP staff
The program fee does not include:
  • 3-credits of SJU Summer Tuition (TBD in April 2018; Summer 2017: $1,671)
  • U.S. Passport ($135) or Renewal ($110), see below.
  • Daily, personal expenses & souvenirs
  • Most meals (excluding those above; consider the Cost of Living Index)
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance (Recommended, Optional - Students will learn more about post-acceptance into the study tour)

Passport Information 
Although a copy of your passport is not needed in order to apply for a Study Tour, it can take 6 weeks or more to obtain a passport. Upon acceptance, the CIP will need a copy of your passport. If your passport is expired or will expire in December 2018 or earlier, please renew your passport right away. Passport information can be found on the State Department Website.      
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Country Information 

Review the following information for South Africa: State Department & CDC information.
How to Apply:
  1. Click 'Apply Now' on this brochure and begin with your SJU login
  2. COMPLETE All elements of your application before the application deadline*. Applications are accepted first come, first served.
  3. Submit the $300 confirmation deposit to the CIP office to hold your spot on the tour. (Refundable if the tour does not run; non-refundable if you change your plans.)
*To access a previously started application, please click SJU login/register at the top right and login to view your application. Do not click Apply Now again.

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Related Scholarships
Center for International Programs Study Tour Grant
Please apply for the Study Tour before applying for the Grant, due by 11:59pm October 15th. Find the grant application here.  In addition to our office scholarship, you can check with your Academic Department for scholarships or review our website information on Scholarships

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.