Basic Information


This program consists of once-a-week class throughout the spring semester where readings, videos, discussions, travel prep will be covered. The classes will travel soon after PLNU graduation and spend 4 weeks traveling throughout South Africa. Students in will travel together to South Africa and spend the first half in the northern part of the country, take an overnight train and spend the second half of the trip studying in Cape Town. 

South Africa - a world in one country!

Travel to South Africa after studying the country’s cultures, history, politics, economics and Christianity for months before you even step foot on a plane.

You will spend four weeks in South Africa living in peoples’ homes and experiencing contemporary life in South Africa. This trip is the incredible opportunity to visit many of the historic sites you read about in class such as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.  Other important sites include an AIDS clinic and small business development center, rural and urban schools, and a soccer stadium.

Course meets once a week in SP15

Trip Details


  • Classes:  Spring Semester (meets weekly)
  • Next Trip:  Spring 2015

Cost (subject to adjustments):

  • +/- $4,300 (including airfare, in-country travel, lodging, special meals, all entrances into sites of interest including the Apartheid Museum, the Voortrekker Museum, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Shoshaloza Meyl cross-country train ride, Robben Island boat tour, a cable car ride at Table Mountain, etc.)

Credits: 6 units

  • SOC360 Race and ethnicity: South Africa and the United States in Comparative Perspective (3 units)
  • CHU395 Christian Tradition: South Africa (3 units)

Application Deadline:

October 24, 2014


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For more information:

Contact Dr. Jamie Gates or

Dr. Lindsey Lupo