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South Africa: Social & Political Transformation

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Durban, South Africa


Students complete field-based, experiential learning in SIT program courses with an independent study component. This program focuses on the range of issues related to inequality, poverty, and racial, ethnic, and gender-based discrimination that continue to challenge post-Apartheid South Africa.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English


Homestays and hotels/hostels
Meals included

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $24,785

Billed by Northwestern: $21,060

  • Tuition: $15,690
  • Room & board: $2,810
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $3,725

  • Airfare: $1,650
  • Local travel: $300
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,125
  • Visa: $248
  • HTH: $152

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid for study abroad is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.