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The Effects of Violence on South African Women: An Outreach Project

Summer A  2012

Botswana South Africa 

Program Full

Program Description:

Please note:  There have been several changes to this program.  Please be sure to read through the entire page in order to capture all new information.  


As an enhancement to its Education and Human Sciences curriculum, the College of Education has developed a unique study abroad program for Graduate (Master and PhD) and Undergraduate students at UCF.

    The course will be designed to educate students on the effects of sexual and physical violence perpetrated on women living in South Africa. More than 50,000 cases are reported to the criminal justice system each year, a mere fraction of the actual cases actually experienced by women.

    Interested students will be educated and trained to provide consultation, training, and counseling to agencies, volunteers, victims, and survivors as they pertain to the effects of violent behavior. This experiential program will provide a nice backdrop for students as they learn the fundamentals of outreach and begin working with individuals, groups, and agencies dealing with this international crisis. Those students interested in research will have opportunities to setup an IRB approved study prior to departure on trip.

    This program will include visits to Kruger National Park, Robben’s Island, and tours of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Soweto, and Botswana. There will also be opportunities to shop and explore Johannesburg throughout the stay.

Students on this program should plan on arriving in Cape Town, South Africa by 9:30PM on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel.  Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking.  To arrive by 9:30PM on the starting day of the program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.

Payment breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:

Payment 1:  $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2:  $1000
Payment 3:  $937.50  (revised)
Payment 4:  $937.50  (revised)

Learning Outcomes:
  • Observe the work already being done in agencies and rural communities of South Africa and provide them with consultation where necessary
  • Spend time with volunteers and workers and provide rapid/intense hands-on training on techniques and coping skills needed for working with this population
  • Have direct contact with victims and survivors affected by violence and provide them with evidence-based counseling practices
  • Attend daily meetings to journal and debrief about their experiences

Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 3.00 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: English
Other Prerequisites: 
  • Prior community service, background in outreach, working with battered women, families, HIV//AIDS
  • Graduates will be given preference; however, undergraduate Juniors and Seniors willl also be considered
  • Prerequisites may be waived due to instructor consent
Courses[click to expand]:
MHS-6908 Study Abroad: South Africa
Academic Institution: University of Botswana
Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Program Fees

The following services are included as part of the program fee: 

  • Shared hotel accommodations in Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana including breakfast
  • Shared student housing in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • One way flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Round trip flight between Johannesburg, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana
  • Robben Island excursion including round trip transportation between Cape Town and Table Bay, Entrance to the maximum security prison and a bus tour
  • Sight-seeing bus/boat tour of Cape Town
  • Soweto Tour with Apartheid Museum Tour
  • Airport Transfers
  • Medical Insurance
  • Visa fees and processing
  • 3-day safari excursion to Kruger National Park, which includes:
    • Breakfast & dinner
    • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park
    • Water on safari
    • Wine with dinner
    • Morning and afternoon game drives
    • Panorama route for sight-seeing enroute back to Johannesburg
    • Round trip transfers
    • 2 nights of accommodations in a bungalow with air conditioning inside Kruger National Park
    • Outreach opportunities with the community in the Johannesburg area
  • Administrative fee

The following services are not included as part of the program fee:

  • Departing flight between Orlando, Florida and Cape Town, South Africa
  • Returning flight between Johannesburg, South Africa and Orlando, Florida
  • Daily ground transportation to and from outreach opportunities and to local points of interest reachable by a taxi or public transportation
  • Passport fees
  • Incidentals
  • Meals except as listed above
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Tips and gratuities for tour guides and private charter buses
  • UCF Tuition
Price (in US Dollars): 2975.00
Requirement: Mandatory
1st payment due:  Pending application approval
2nd payment due: 2012-02-24
3rd payment due: 2012-03-15
4th payment due: 2012-04-16
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Dr. Kent Butler
Email: skbutler@ucf.edu
Office: ED 222H
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2012-05-03
Program Ends: 2012-05-24
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-02-15
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-02-20
Academic Institution:
University of Botswana 
Additional information:
Program Map
Closest Domestic Consulate
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 2012-03-14
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 88.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu