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MAYMESTER: URBAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

This course looks at the potential for corporations and governments to embrace the U.S. model of market-led approaches to spur greater economic development in apartheid-created, majority Black townships near Cape Town, South Africa. Students survey South Africa's history and urban economic development landscape and explore the similarities and differences between South Africa and the U.S. In addition to classroom learning, students engage in service learning experiences with organizations in low-income communities.

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Sponsored by Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Academic Information

Students earn 3 hours of in-residence credit and participate in service learning activities. Students enroll in a LA 119 Seminar for Spring semester (Mondays 4-5pm) and HIS 317L for Summer semester. Grades are factored into GPA. Meets core curriculum requirements in history and carries the Global Cultures and Ethics/Leadership flags.

Faculty

Dr. Leonard Moore and Dr. Darren Kelly, senior staff in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, co-direct the program. Dr. Moore teaches HIS 317L. Dr. Kelly teaches classes on leadership and success in the global world.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live in local hotels. A shared room and bathroom are standard. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program Fee: $3,625. Program fee includes $500 deposit, housing, some meals, excursion administrative and instructional costs, cell phone, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation and personal expenses.

Dates:

- Summer First
  • Program: May 30, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Instructional: May 30, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2021
  • Final Deadline: January 30, 2022

Application Code

355062

Program Coordinator

Daniel E Ach

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Next Step

The 2022 program is now closed. Please check back Fall 2022 for info sessions for the 2023 program.

Program information above is subject to change