Fulbright-Hays GPA in South Africa for Educators

Monday, June 29 – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Program Description

The University of Pennsylvania Africa Center will run a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) to South Africa in Summer 2015. The project is scheduled for Monday, June 29 – Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Fourteen secondary and post-secondary educators, administrators, and curriculum specialists will be selected to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad in South Africa for four weeks in the summer of 2015.

Pre-departure workshops will draw on faculty expertise in African Studies and from the local South African business and cultural community to provide in-depth orientation to the participants. The project will offer a rich experiential learning opportunity that will enable participants to explore first-hand the history and culture of South Africa for integration in their classrooms back in the United States. The project will be based in Durban, South Africa in affiliation with Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Chatsworth Education Center (CEC). Complementing classroom lecture seminars will be educational tours to sites in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, and Cape Provinces where participants will experience South Africa through the uniquely distinct historical and cultural features of these three provinces. Project will include post-travel workshops, videoconferences, blogs, and conference presentations. Participants will use knowledge gained from the trip to develop modules to disseminate nationwide for use at secondary and post-secondary schools.

Application: Due Sunday March 15, 2015

Further questions can be directed to:

Dr. Audrey N. Mbeje
Project Director, Fulbright-Hays GPA in South Africa
University of Pennsylvania
Africa Center
Williams Hall 648
Tel:  215-898-4299
Email:  mbeje@sas.upenn.edu