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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa; Kruger National Park, South Africa; Mkhonjane Village, South Africa; Pretoria, South Africa; St Lucia KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Past Participant SU Majors/Minors:
All Majors, Creative Writing, Education, History, Religious Studies
Language of Instruction:
GO Short Estimated Program Price Range:
$4,000 - $5,000
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel
Native Language(s):
3-4 weeks
Limited Options
Internship Opportunities:
Research Opportunities:
Program Type:
GO Short
Offered Program Areas of Study:
Arts, Business, Communication, Culture, Education, Gastronomy, Geography, Government, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Music, Politics, Religion/Theology, Sciences, Sociology, Tourism, Writing
Program Description:
Travel Writing in South Africa
About Travel Writing in South Africa:

Stay in traditional mud hut villages, in the mountains or on a lush subtropical coastline.  Pay tribute to the village chief; consult an herbalist-diviner about your ancestors; take out the goats and sheep at sunrise with your host family; cheer at an Afrikaner rugby game.  Make friends, have late-night heart-talks, write a creative travel essay, and above all be prepared to see your own life differently.
  • Financial Aid: Need-based aid may be available 
  • Program Directors: Glen Retief, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing; Karla Kelsey,  Ph.D., Associate Professor of Creative Writing; Hasanthika Sirisena, Visiting Assistant Professor of English.
  • You can check out the Facebook page by sending a group request to Glen Retief via the link.
Student Quotes:
  • I was touched by how warmly we were received, and how at home we were made to feel.  Watching soccer on a Sunday afternoon on a simple green field in South Africa remains one of the happier memories of my life.—Bobby Mitchell ‘13
About GO Short:

Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.

ncome studnets and locals
playing in south africa
Photo Credits: Maya Zauberman

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.