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Short Term | Counseling Across Cultures: An Educational and Outreach Project
Cape Town, South Africa; Gaborone, Botswana; Johannesburg, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Counseling, Education Housing Options: Hotel, Student Housing
Language of Instruction:
English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03 Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
Counseling Across Cultures: An Educational and Outreach Project
Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa | Gaborone, Botswana
Summer A
May 4 - 22, 2017

Application deadline: February 9
Commitment deadline: February 16

 
Cape Town Aerial    Johannesburg

Program Description

As an enhancement to the Counselor Education Program curriculum within the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences, the College of Education has developed a unique study abroad program for both  Undergraduate and Graduate students. 

This course will be designed to education students on cross-cultural counseling pedagogies. It will be an opportunity for students to interact and share classroom experiences with South African counseling students. Students will also participate in an outreach project that allows students to immerse and experience working with a population that is culturally different. 

At a minimum, participants in the study abroad program will be expected to:

  • 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 South Africans and Botswanans and when appropriate provide them with evidence-based counseling practices. 
  • Attend daily meetings to journal and debrief about their experiences. 

Interested students will be educated and trained to provide consultation, training, and counseling to agencies, volunteers, victims, and survivors as they pertain to educational and outreach experiences that are provided during the study abroad program. 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 international crises. Those students interested in research will have opportunities to setup IRB approved study prior to departure for this trip. 

The second portion of the trip will focus on a trip to Botswana where it is our hope to visit schools and work with counselors working with students affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will observe the work already being done in agencies and rural communities of South Africa and provide them with consultation when appropriate and within their scope of practice. 
  2. Students will spend time learning from South African and Botswanan students, volunteers, and workers and, where appropriate and within their scope of practice, provide rapid/intense hands-on training on techniques and coping skills needs for working with various populations. 
  3. Have direct contact with South Africans and Botswanans and when appropriate provide them with evidence-based counseling practices. 
  4. Attend daily meetings to journal and debrief about their experiences. 

Program Courses:
  • Counseling Internship; MHS 3955- Study Abroad South Africa (3 credits) 
  • Counseling Internship; MHS 6955- Study Abroad South Africa (3 credits) 
Course Syllabus:

Pricing:

Program fee: $5,150 (subject to amendment)

Payment 1: $1,000
Payment 2: $4,150


Contact:

Program Leader: Dr. Kent Butler
Program Leader email: skbutler@ucf.edu 






 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.