Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Service Learning in Stellenbosch: Courses

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Service Learning Program - Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement

Course 1 (Mandatory)
SSA 202/302 (2)
Introduction to South Africa’s Political History

The objective of this exciting module is to provide international students with the opportunity to demonstrate their global citizenship through a service learning experience. Students will develop an understanding of the historical background and current issues impacting community life and problems in South Africa and will experience it first hand through service to a South African community while earning academic credits. Community service learning is a term that describes the contact between the student and a community of choice where the service learning experience will take place. Past projects have involved working with children or adults who are affiliated to an organization within the community. Project themes include teaching of life skills, global awareness programs and art, sport and general learning skills. These are thus ideal learning and training sites for aspirant community development workers. It holds the potential to equip students with a wide range of skills, needed in a variety of different contexts, outside of the Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement program.

Course 2 (Mandatory)
SSA 206/306 (5)
Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement

The objective of this exciting module is to provide international students with the opportunity to demonstrate their global citizenship through a service learning experience. Students will develop an understanding of the historical background and current issues impacting community life and problems in South Africa and will experience it first hand through service to a South African community while earning academic credits. Community service learning is a term that describes the contact between the student and a community of choice where the service learning experience will take place. Past projects have involved working with children or adults who are affiliated to an organization within the community. Project themes include teaching of life skills, global awareness programs and art, sport and general learning skills. These are thus ideal learning and training sites for aspirant community development workers. It holds the potential to equip students with a wide range of skills, needed in a variety of different contexts, outside of the Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement program.