Deconstruct environmental and racial injustices felt today by examining the legacies of apartheid and colonization.

Spend a semester in Namibia and South Africa, two countries with unique and multifaceted histories not often explored in depth in U.S. curricula. Each of these nations has struggled against the lasting impacts of colonialization, apartheid, the fight for liberation, and ethnic and racial tensions. This program examines how people can organize themselves towards positive social change and the triumph of the human spirit.

In addition to your academic courses, gain hands-on work experience in a development agency through an academic internship for credit.  Courses are available across multiple subjects, including Political Science & Government, Religion, International Studies, or History.

This program, run by Augsburg University’s Center for Global Education and Experience, is open to undergraduate students from any U.S. or Canadian institution. 

Learn About:

  • The challenges posed by underdevelopment, globalization, extreme inequality, and the legacies of apartheid
  • The impact of gender, race, culture, and identity on democratic processes, human rights issues, and social and economic advancement today

Meet With:

  • Members of the African National Congress and opposition parties
  • Church leaders
  • Feminist and Human Rights activists
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) representatives
  • Students and professors from the University of Namibia


Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2023 1/14/2023 4/29/2023 16 $20,000 10/15/2022 More Info
Fall 2023 8/11/2023 12/1/2023 16 $20,700 5/1/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/23/2024 5/4/2024 TBA TBA 10/15/2023  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details


Southern Africa

Language of Instruction



Multi City

Location Type

Small City


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