Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Windhoek, Namibia
- Program Terms: CGEE Programs
- Restrictions: Non-Augsburg applicants only
In this program, students will visit Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia and other locations in Namibia. Namibia was once a part of South Africa and under apartheid rule. These countries, like the U.S., continue to be affected by their racist histories. These locations offer an opportunity to compare and contrast the southern African region with the United States, and explore how these societies are facing challenges posted by rapid and unequal processes of globalization in today's world. While Namibia gained independence in 1990 and the democratization of South Africa occurred in 1994, both countries and the United States still struggle with decolonizing the mind. Students will get the opportunity to visit important sites and host guest speakers that will address racism and dismantling racism; and they will consider alternative approaches to action/strategies designed to remedy injustice.
This program is offered in conjunction with Augsburg's Center for Global of Education and Experience (CGEE) and the Faculty Director is Dr. Martha M. Phillips, Biology Department and Core Director at St. Catherine University.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Office of Global Studies Office at St. Kate's: https://www.stkate.edu/academics/academic-enhancement/global-studies