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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Hoedspruit, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Limpopo, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Game Lodge, Hostel, Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class/Credit Status: 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Environmental Sustainability, Event Management, Hospitality Studies, Hotel & Lodging Management, Sports/Entertainment/Event Management, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
 
JWU Leadership and Nature-Based Tourism in South Africa
 
FAM South Africa 1
HOST
Hoeri Kwaggo - Tours & Safaris
Nature Guide Training


PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
May 30 Arrive Johannesburg
May 30 - June 3 Johannesburg
June 3 - 13 Kruger National Park
June 13 - 29 Cape Town
June 29 Depart Cape Town
 
 
GROUP SIZE
20 students
 
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
As the global trend towards a diversified travel, sports and events tourism landscape continues to grow, JWU Study Abroad in South Africa provides a unique experience in Adventure, Sports and Nature-based tourism. The sports, event, and tourism sectors have grown rapidly in Cape Town and other parts of South Africa, making it one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world. Consider that South Africa hosted the soccer World Cup, one of the largest sporting events across the globe! Aside from soccer, South Africa has always been a highly successful sporting and adventure tourism nation, and you will also learn the industries and sporting codes of international cricket and rugby.  The program begins in Johannesburg with visits to the Apartheid Museum, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and explorations of Johannesburg.  The first half of the program takes place on the border to the Kruger National Park, where students participate in nature guide training, safaris and bush walks. Guides take students out to view animals in the region, including elephants, lions and giraffes, whilst learning about the management of tourism sensitive ecosystems.  Students will have the opportunity to explore the game lodging industry and meet with industry personnel from budget through to luxury lodges.  Studies will focus on how to improve guest experiences. 

For the second half of the program, while studying South Africa’s dynamic history, changes, and growth, JWU students engage with the local community by sponsoring and helping lead a holiday camp for local youth of different racial groups. The camp is designed to instill leadership skills, a love of nature, and social awareness. South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy in the wake of interracial tension is an accomplishment that is looked upon by the entire world as a model of national reconciliation and reconstruction. 
 
Focusing on the intersection of sports, leadership, and tourism, this program will not only cultivate your academic skills, but the cultural experience and insights you gain in South Africa will travel with you for life. 


Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
9 quarter credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.


ACADEMIC FORMAT
LDSP and Nature South Africa 2JWU faculty members are the academic leadership for this program. They coordinate pre-departure information, travel with the group, deliver academic content in conjunction with host faculty, and assign the final grade for the program courses.

The faculty leaders will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 50-60 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.

You can read about the 2015 group's experience in Kruger National Park here.
 
FACULTY LEADERS
James Stack
Charlotte
james.stack@jwu.edu
980-598-1537

Sean Daly
Denver
Sean.Daly@jwu.edu
303-256-9552


LDSP and Nature South Africa 3 SAMPLE EXCURSIONS
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island and Nelson Mandela's prison cell
2010 World Cup site
Cricket and rugby stadiums
Table Mountain
Kruger National Park safaris
South African Wildlife College

 
HOUSING
Tourist class hotels and private safari lodges, double occupancy, private bathrooms. Sheets and towels provided.

MEALS
1-2 meals/day (typically breakfast and lunch) plus a welcoming reception and farewell dinner.

FLIGHTS
Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.


STUDENT CONDUCT
You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

ORIENTATION
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.


Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.