Students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville have the opportunity to travel to Cape Town for a summer abroad program. Led by their professor, Dr Amadou Sall, these students set out to broaden their academic horizon whilst spending a month in the beautiful setting of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain. The focus of the program is Social Justice, and students explore the achievements and challenges of the New South Africa, a relatively-young democracy. Students also actively-engage in community projects which they design, budget for and execute themselves. These projects in the past have involved the building of gardens, libraries, volunteering at schools, soup kitchens and orphanages.
: The study abroad program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African traditions, cultures, religions, political economies, the impact of colonization, globalization, and role of Ghana in the contemporary world. Participants in this program engage in service learning by working with local communities on issues related to poverty, social justice, race, and gender. Students will also learn to speak basic African languages (Wolof and Fulani) and French. The Department is also considering opportunities for community members to travel and study abroad.
To inquire about visiting Cape Town or Ghana, please contact Amadou Sall, Ph.D., Director of Community and Global Engagement.
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