Global Perspective in South Africa
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- Locations: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town, South Africa
- South Africa Country Report (PDF)
- Program and Travel Abroad Dates: May 11-June 3, 2020
- Cost to Participate: $4450 plus tuition
- Application Information
- Online Application
- ECON 201 Macroeconomics
- CBAD 301 Management and Organizations
This faculty-led program offers a critical perspective on important issues such as globalization, poverty, corruption, and environmental preservation. Students will travel to South Africa for three weeks, first spending five days in the commercial capital of Johannesburg to complete workshops and company visits while also working with local students to better understand the country’s developing economies. Next, the group will explore Kruger National Park, seeing elephants, giraffes, and zebras in the wild while learning about tourism and environmental preservation in South Africa. Then, students travel to Pietermaritzburg where they will live and interact through the South African Children’s Resiliency Project with local foster children affected by income inequality, poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Engagement may include developing a vegetable garden and teaching computer literacy. Finally, the program concludes in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and Chants will learn about how business firms operate in a global economy.
Additional Requirement: All program participants will complete a mandatory training for safety around blood borne pathogens and for working with vulnerable populations.
Students may take one or both courses.
ECON 201 Macroeconomics. (3 credits). (Prereq: UNIV 110, MATH 130 and completion of 24 semester hours or instructor's permission). The course explains basic economic concepts such as scarcity, resources, and opportunity cost and how to analyze markets using supply and demand. It demonstrates how Gross Domestic Product is measured and how GDP fluctuates due to business cycles. It also explores the structure of the labor market and discusses the causes of effects of inflation. Finally, the course describes the roles of money and how the government utilizes monetary and fiscal policy to balance the economy and achieve economic goals. Satisfies Core Goal 1, Part A.
Instructor: Yoav Wachsman
CBAD 301 Management and Organizations. (3 credits). (Prereq: none). The course examines methods of business communication with key stakeholders and provides practical applications for written, oral, and interpersonal communications. Students will learn about the importance of intercultural communication and will discuss interview skills with local executives.
Instructor: Cari Borisuk
Yoav Wachsman, Professor, Finance and Economics
Dr. Yoav Wachsman is a Professor of Economics and Assistant Dean at the Wall College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his B.A. from Salisbury University. He specializes in Environmental Economics and Economics of Tourism. Dr. Wachsman led several groups on education abroad programs and has extensive experience organizing and delivering international programs. He traveled to over 80 countries and speaks Hebrew, Spanish and some Italian. He has lived in Israel, the U.S., and Germany. He hopes to help students travel and gain a more global perspective.
Cari Borisuk, Lecturer of Management and Decision Sciences
Cari Borisuk is a Lecturer of Management in the Wall College of Business. She completed her undergraduate and MBA at The University of Georgia. She specializes in General Management and teaches courses in the Introduction to Global Business, Integrated Business Communications, and Management and Organizations. She gained travel abroad experience by going as a mentee on the Business Culture in Spain program. Mrs. Borisuk has also traveled to Chile, Argentina, much of Italy, Cuba and Costa Rica, among other countries.
Cost to Participate = Program Fee ($4450) + Tuition (Number of Credits x Tuition Rate) + Out-of-pocket Expenses
The tuition for this course is for Maymester term.
Included in Program Fee: Roundtrip airfare from U.S. to South Africa; accommodations; in-country transportation; breakfast every day; some group meals; planned excursions; and emergency medical insurance ($1.80 a day for every day traveling).
Not Included in Program Fee:
- Estimated out-of-pocket expenses:$320 for meals not covered by program fee plus $45 for optional excursions and miscellaneous expenses. Please note that this estimate will vary based on individual spending habits and does not cover the cost of a new passport. Students should ask their program leaders for more details about estimated out-of-pocket expenses.
- Pre-departure Housing: Students will be meeting on campus in the week leading up to the departure date and must have accommodations during this period. Students should confirm the departure date with their program leaders before securing housing
|Discounted Tuition for Education Abroad Students: $366/credit|
|CCU credits||Program Fee||Tuition||Technology Fee
|Payment||Due Date||Amount Due|
|Deposit||Oct. 30||$300 (refundable before commitment deadline Dec. 5)|
|Program Fee Payment||Feb. 11||$4150|
|Tuition and Technology Fee Payment||May 9||Varies (see above)|
Deposits can be made in person at Student Accounts or by phone. After acceptance to the program, the payment of the program fee as well as payment of tuition can be made online through WebAdvisor or in-person/by phone through Student Accounts. Tuition charges are distinct and different from program fee charges. Please note that payments made with a debit or credit card will be charged a service fee of 2.7 percent. For more information about methods of payment, visit Student Accounts.