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Change in Modern South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa


Professor Ivan Evans
Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., July 1, 2017
Arrival: Sun., July 2, 2017
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 3, 2017
First Day of Class: Mon., July 3, 2017
Last Day of Class: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • We strongly encourage you to join one of the suggested group flights (available in spring) in order to take advantage of airport pick up.  The window of pick-up time is between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
  • If you are unable to take the group flight, please arrive around the same time as the group flights.
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like more information about these flights or the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    ERC Admin. Bldg. 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    ERC Admin. Bldg. 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    ERC Admin. Bldg. 2nd Floor Conference Room

Why you should go

Since the end Apartheid in 1994, Cape Town became and remains one of the most popular tourist cities in the world. The city is famed for its natural beauty, a distinctively relaxed cosmopolitan milieu, and the storied role it played in the decades-long struggle against Apartheid. Sporting several universities within its metropolitan boundaries, the Global Seminar offers an ideal environment for students to combine a deep acquaintance with South African history with a well-structured sojourn into the cultural life of a sophisticated African city.

Cape Town played a distinctive role in both South African history and in the social movements that emerged to oppose racial domination. Evidence of ambivalent relations between different racial and ethnic communities is everywhere present in the city today, two decades after Apartheid ended in 1994. On the other hand, post-Apartheid policies have indeed steadily chipped away at the legacies of the past, replacing the divisive core of Apartheid with a communal ethos that heralds a broad, inclusive nationalism. The Global Seminar therefore presents the city as a living embodiment and repository of post-Apartheid South Africa.

Meet the professor

Prof. Ivan EvansIvan Evans is a professor in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego and provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College College. He is a native South African and graduate of University of the Western Cape, as well as University of Wisconsin-Madison. His areas of specialization include African studies, with special emphasis on South Africa, race and ethnicity, and social movements. He received the Eleanor Roosevelt College teaching award two years in a row.

Get in touch with UCSD Global Seminars

Study Abroad UC San Diego
University Center 409
9500 Gilman Drive #0095
La Jolla, California 92093-0095
Phone: (858) 534-1123
Email: globalseminar@ucsd.edu
VAC: http://vac.ucsd.edu

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