New! Social Justice and NGO Immersion Course in South Africa; Lunch and Learn October 24

The Mandel School is thrilled to launch a new 3-credit, short-term study abroad course to South Africa in May 2018, Social Justice and NGO Immersion (SASS 575 / 375L).

Led by Associate Professor David Miller, PhD, the course offers undergraduate and graduate students the chance to experience dynamic cultural, environmental, and social justice development in the stunning beauty of Cape Town, South Africa, and surrounding locations on May 22–June 5, 2018.

In a country still working on overcoming the bitter vestiges of apartheid, students will be exposed to current social and economic conditions, simultaneously reflecting on modern cosmopolitan experiences and vast economic disparities. Students will be embedded in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and immersed in learning activities that will provide opportunities to challenge their own perceptions while developing a broadened perspective to address social issues and problems regardless of location and nation.

A highlight of the course will be a wilderness experience in the Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve, where students will gain a better understanding of themselves while acquiring first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced and conquered .

On Tuesday, October 24th at 1pm,  the Mandel School International Education Programs Office invites you to bring your lunch and learn more about Social Justice and NGO Immersion course to South Africa at a lunch-and-learn in Mandel School Room 236. (1 PD hour for Mandel School students). Hear from Dr. Miller about his recent sabbatical in South Africa and experience hiking in Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve (African Bush).

The application deadline for Spring Break and Spring (May Abroad) study abroad is December 1st.

To learn more about all of the Mandel School study abroad courses, contact Valerie Rambin, Assistant Director of International Education Programs at the Mandel School, at or visit

Ronald A. Stewart Fund for International Study and Service Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship applications are due February 1st for all spring and summer study abroad applicants.