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The English and History departments will lead a trip to South Africa for Upper School students during March break, 2018. As a country with an intense political history, a wealth of natural beauty, and a diversity of cultures, South Africa serves as an ideal destination for engaging in comprehensive, experiential learning. Students will learn about the anti-apartheid movement through museum visits and interactions with South Africans who were part of that struggle. Our extended stay at a lodge developed and supported by local women in Port Elizabeth will also expose us to community-based organizations that are currently working to make sustainable development in their communities. In addition, students will appreciate the natural resources and beauty of South Africa through trips to Cape Point, Table Mountain, Addo Elephant Park, Schotia Game Reserve, and the wild coast of Chintsa. The visit to Chintsa will expose students to South Africa beyond its urban centers, as students will learn about the country's diverse landscape and Xhosa culture. Our stay in Cape Town will showcase one of Africa’s largest, most developed cities with its own rich culture and history and offer opportunities to experience South African art and theater.

This trip is open to Upper School students and will be approximately two weeks in length. While taking the African Global Studies course is not a prerequisite for the trip, the trip is designed to enhance the understandings students develop in the classroom. We will be traveling with the tour company Envoys, based in Cambridge. The estimated cost is $5,000, all-inclusive. The final price will depend on airport taxes and surcharges and currency exchange rates.

For more information, please contact Courtney Jackson (cjackson@winsor.edu).

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