South African History, Culture and Language

Nelson Mandela University

Currently running

Exploring South African history, since the Eastern Cape frontier’s earliest inhabitation by the Khoi and the San to the present. Gain insight into the Eastern Cape frontier as a meeting place of South African cultures and languages. The programme will consist of exposing the student to South Africa’s rich cultural and linguistic history. The dynamics of the Eastern Cape’s frontier as meeting place of different cultures and languages as a microcosm of South Africa will be discussed. The programme will explore intergroup relations on the Eastern Cape Frontier and introduce students to the cultures and languages specific to the Province of the Eastern Cape. The programme will expose students to the Eastern Cape as the birth place of Nelson Mandela and other struggle heroes. In addition to this, students will be exposed to Nelson Mandela Bay, one of the places that played a critical role in the establishment of a democratic South Africa. Lectures are facilitated by academics and community experts. Lectures consist of theoretical and interactive sessions. Thorough lecture preparation and active participation will ensure an optimum learning experience. Incorporated in the programme are excursions that will immerse students into South Africa’s rich cultural and environmental heritage. This will be enabled through field trips to museums, heritage sites and exposure to various communities.

Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
24 Jun 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits 3.0 US Credits
Program fee 3,500 USD
Accommodation fee Included in program fee
Extra information about the fee:
The cost includes all tuition, all accommodation, all transportation within South Africa and all excursions.
Application deadline 15 March 2019
Entry requirements:
The programme is open to students with a GPA of 2.5 and above.
Contact information:
Divinia Jithoo
Office for International Education
Nelson Mandela University
Tel: +27 (0)41 504 4313
Program's website