Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Short Term | South Africa Honors
Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa; Harrismith, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Kempton Park, South Africa; Ladysmith, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Honors
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
South Africa Honors
South Africa

Spring - Summer 2017
May 8 - May 31, 2017

Program Description:

The Burnett Honors College inaugurated its South Africa Study Abroad Program in May 2013.  This program focuses on sustainability conceived in its broadest sense.  Our goal is to provide students with service-learning experiences that promote sustainable practices in South Africa in collaboration with academic and community organizations from that country.  The 2017 program travel dates will last for about 4 weeks from leaving Orlando in May and returning to Orlando in late May.  Participants will travel as a group from Orlando to Johannesburg and back.  A majority of the time will be spent in Harrismith and Nambiti which is about half-way between Johannesburg and Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.  Harrismith provides all of the amenities one would expect from a small city: restaurants, shopping centers, doctors, dentists, hospitals – but is still in the heart of Africa.  Participating students will enroll in a 1-credit hour service-learning course during the Spring and Summer A semester. This class counts as an interdisciplinary seminar for Honors graduation and will have regular class meetings during the spring semester in preparation for the trip.  In addition, there will required class meetings toward the end of the summer. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • To understand and experience the history, culture, politics, economics, and people of South Africa.
  • To explore the diverse ecosystems of South Africa, especially the Drakensberg Montane Grasslands.
  • To appreciate the environmental, economic and health challenges that South Africa faces and to consider policy solutions to these problems.

Program Courses: IDH 3955H   
*Please note all participants must enroll in this course through the Honors Advising Office and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students):

Program fee:$3,500

Payment 1:$500 (Payment due Jan. 1, 2016)
Payment 2:$3,000 (Payment due Feb. 1, 2016)


Program Leader: Marty Dupuis
Program Leader email: 

This program is currently not accepting applications.