Rutgers-University Camden has a strong tie to South Africa and has held programs in Johannesburg and Cape Town for over 20 years!  Because of our longstanding partnerships in South Africa, each year there are multiple Learning Abroad courses offered during the Spring semester. To learn more about each program, please click the links below.

SOUTH AFRICA | Community Service

Students will visit NGO's, schools, and key cultural sites, and meet with teachers, students, and community leaders in South Africa to participate in community service and engage in dialogue and shared experience on topics of racism and poverty, urban revitalization, global and regional development, and environmental degradation while focusing on the role that woman have played.  

SOUTH AFRICA | Constitutional Law

This course introduces students to South African Constitutional Law. The course begins with an introduction to the history of South Africa (as it relates to the development of the country’s Constitution) and to the jurisprudence of the country’s Constitutional Court. Over spring break the class travels as a group to South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg) to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the country and of the ways in which the country’s Constitution is shaping its response to those challenges. International excursions include a visit to the South African Constitutional Court, Table Mountain, a safari, museums and wine country.

SOUTH AFRICA | Doing Business in South Africa

The program highlight is a 12-day study trip in South Africa over Spring Break to learn about management and marketing practices in this region. Trip highlights are: visits with top executives at businesses and government entities such as Pick N Pay, Port of Cape Town, Johnson & Johnson, and Vodafone; visits to historical and cultural sites such as Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, and the Apartheid Museum; and a visit to Kruger National Park. The course is open to MBA and undergraduate business students (25 total) by application. Admitted students will earn their choice of three marketing or management credits.

SOUTH AFRICA | Health & Healing in South Africa

Health and Healing in South Africa is a seminar and experiential service learning course that exposes students to healthcare on a global level. By traveling to South Africa students are exposed to present day healthcare across the country. Students learn about and further examine the historic, political, cultural, and epidemiological factors that shape the current health care issues of the South African population. While abroad in South Africa students participate in clinical practice experiences and community based health service projects in collaboration with South African healthcare agencies. Students will experience and participate in projects that support and sustain health promotion initiatives. On non-clinical days students will also participate in activities that allow for further exploration and understanding of South African culture including visits to museums, historic monuments, and world renowned geographical landmarks like Table Mountain and Kruegar National Park. This course is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate nursing students as well as students majoring in other health and healthcare related disciplines (i.e. medicine, physical therapy, social work).