Info About ?
Info For ?

South Africa: Social & Political Transformation

South Africa: Social & Political Transformation website  (map)

Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Durban, South Africa


Students complete field-based, experiential learning in SIT program courses with an independent study project (with an optional focus on journalism) or an internship 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


Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must

  1. Complete a Northwestern 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 2017: $24,598

Billed by Northwestern: $21,450

Estimated additional costs: $3,148

  • Airfare: $875
  • Local travel: $300
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,225
  • Visa: $348
  • GeoBlue: $150

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.

Schedule an appt button

Evaluation Button

Contact Returnees Button

Fin Aid button