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International Study Trip: South Africa - 2005


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LANDSCAPES OF MEMORY: HISTORY, CULTURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Maymester 2005: May 13-29

Sponsored by the Master of Heritage Preservation Program, Department of History, Georgia State University.


THE PROGRAM

The program is being offered in cooperation with the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies at the University of Pretoria and the South African Heritage Resources Agency and is designed to deepen the students’ understanding of the history of South Africa, including its indigenous black cultures, and the wide variety of modern influences. The program will consider the ways in which history is selectively remembered, preserved, presented to the public and marketed to national and international audiences. Students will develop skills in combining and communicating the results of field experiences and research. Visits to historic sites will be interspersed with lectures and discussions led by the instructor and South African experts.

The first week of the program will be centered in and around the Pretoria/Johannesburg area and will include a side trip to the cultural landscape of the Kruger National Park. During the second week the participants will fly to Cape Town and focus on the historic resources and natural beauty of the Western Cape. In all locations the participants will stay in high quality, local accommodations.

The Program Director is Richard Laub, Director of the Heritage Preservation Program, Department of History, Georgia State University.

ELIGIBILITY

This program is offered to all students at the graduate level. Undergraduates may take the course, with instructor approval, as a Directed Reading.

COURSE CREDIT

Students wishing to receive academic credit will register for HIST 8660, Case Studies in International Preservation, for the Summer 2005 term. All participants will attend an orientation session in April, 2005 at Georgia State University. Course credit will be three semester hours.

COST

Program costs may vary according to currency fluctuations and travel arrangements. Fees are tentatively set at $3,600. Scholarships are available to GSU students through the Georgia State University I. E. F. Study Abroad Scholarship Program and the Georgia State University Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship. Contact Study Abroad Programs, Office of International Affairs, 404/463-9073, for more information.

Price includes:
• Round-trip airfare Atlanta to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Atlanta
• All ground transportation, excursions, and entrance fees
• Educational lectures and cultural events
• Hotels and other living arrangements
• Some Meals
• Health Insurance

Price does not include:
• Georgia State University tuition and fees
• Personal expenses
• Passport

DISABILITY-ACCOMODATION STATEMENT


Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the program director at the time of application.

RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY

Georgia State University does not assume responsibility for damage or loss of any personal effects.
Participants are required to carry a passport with them.

A signed Waiver of Liability/Indemnification Form must be submitted before participating in the program. Please see the program director for more information.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The deadline for registration is January 17, 2005. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance will be paid in two equal installments due on March 1 and April 1, non-refundable after these dates.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

April: Orientation Session at GSU
May 13: Depart Atlanta
May 14: Arrive Pretoria, Orientation
May 15: Tour sites in and around Pretoria
May 16: Tour Pretoria and Free Time
May 17: Tour Johannesburg / Soweto
May 18: Travel to Kruger National Park
May 19: Tour Kruger National Park
May 20: Tour Kruger National Park
May 21: Return to Johannesburg, travel to Cape Town
May 22: Tour Cape Town / Table Mountain / Museums
May 23: Tour Cape Town Museums and Free Time
May 24: Tour Robbin Island
May 25: Tour Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope
May 26: Tour Wine Country and Stellenbosch
May 27: Free Day
May 28: Depart Cape Town
May 29: Arrive Atlanta

Submit inquiries to:
Richard Laub
rlaub@gsu.edu
404/463-9206

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The deadline for registration is January 17, 2005. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance will be paid in two equal installments due on March 1 and April 1.


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