Cape Town, South Africa

Study Abroad in South Africa!

June 6 – July 11, 2023 (tentative)


A link to the application will be available soon. Meanwhile, if you are interested, please email Jaycee Cover to be added to the interest list. 

Application Deadlines

Friday, December 2, 2022
(early deadline for priority consideration)  

Friday, March 3, 2023 (final deadline) 


About the program

South Africa is a country rich in history and culture set against a backdrop containing extraordinary wildlife and natural landscapes.  Known today as the rainbow nation, its transition from a system of racial segregation known as apartheid to a non-racial society based on equity serves as a case study for scholars interested in the promise of social policies to realize racial and economic justice.  At the same time, global fascination with South Africa’s wildlife threatens to exacerbate pre-apartheid environmental racism and human-wildlife conflict. The 2023 H&SS Study Abroad Program in South Africa examines social justice in the rainbow nation post-apartheid, introducing students to the triumphs and challenges of overcoming a legacy of racism and economic inequality.  

RSVP for an Info Session

 Program Activites

  •  Visit to Langa Township with a community guide including a group lunch 
  • Tour by ferry to Robben Island
  • Tour of the Slave Lodge Museum
  • Tour of the District Six Museum with an ex-resident 
  • Ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
  • Entrance to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 
  • Excursion to the Cape` of Good Hope and the nature reserve, Boulders Beach for the penguin colony and Seal Island 
  • Academic experience with SANCCOB, including a group lunch
  • Excursion to Stellenbosch and the Spice Route 
  • Volunteering project visit in small groups to Drakenstein Lion Park
  • Excursion Cape Town along the Garden Route 
  • Excursion to Johannesburg including round-trip flights 
  • Tour package with stops at Soweto Township, the Hector Peterson
  • Museum/Memorial, Vilakazi Street/Mandela Visitors Centre and the
  • Apartheid Museum tour to the Cradle of Humankind. 

Program Fee (tentative)

$3000 - $3500

The program fee includes the following items: 

  • Housing 
  • All program fieldtrips, excursions, and community engagement projects 
  • Ground transportation  
  • Group lunches  
  • International travel insurance 

The program fee does not include the following:

  • Round-trip airfare and in-country transfers for students 
  • Passport or visa fees if applicable 
  • Personal meals 
  • Personal expenses 
  • CSU Fullerton books and tuition 

Program Courses

HSS 350: (Wild)Life and Culture (3 units) [GE – C.3 & Z]

This course introduces students to the centrality of wildlife to the South African economy and identity. It alsoexamines human-wildlife conflict, and the harms that result from the global fascination with African wildlife. Readings, lectures and site visits will examine the rich wildlife of the South Africa and will explore the challenges of preservingbiodiversity in an increasingly urbanized and global economy.
CRJU 385: Race, Identity & Justice in South Africa (3 units)

Students examine issues of race, class, gender, religion, and sexual orientation from a South Africanperspective Students study the impact of apartheid on identity, the meaning of “nonracialism,” and theyexplore the ability of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission to attain justice and healing. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of identity as a culturally specific and universal construct, and to assess the status of identity-based justice in contemporary South Africa.


Dr. Jarret Lovell  
Criminal Justice, CSUF  


Need more information?
Visit the Student Success Center in H-112, Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. Email questions to Jaycee Cover.

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