Location
  • Online
Term
Short Term
Subject Areas
African Studies Arts Business Conservation and Preservation Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Dance Ecology Education Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Studies Gender Studies Global Studies Health Sciences History Human Rights Humanities International Business Language Studies Literature Medicine Natural Sciences Nursing Physical Therapy Political Science Public Health Service Learning Social Sciences Sustainable Development Wildlife Sciences Women's Studies +22

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
Pricing will depend on program duration, number of participants, and program inclusions.
What's Included
Activities Classes
What's Included (Extra)

Program Development
Facilitation

Jul 29, 2021
Nov 10, 2022
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About Program

At EDU Africa, we believe fundamentally in the power of connecting disciplines, histories, stories, and skills as a powerful movement for student transformation and positive global change.

Our innovative Virtual Exchange programs ensure that physical isolation does not hamper the learning and connection that come from physical study abroad. These customized programs will critically engage students with communities, industry professionals, and service projects in Africa, without ever needing to leave their homes.

Program options include:
- Co-investigation Clusters: Pre-designed, high-impact engagement sessions encouraging the process of co-investigative learning
- Custom Independent Virtual Exchange programs: Delivered entirely remotely
- Hybrid Virtual Exchange programs: Combining remote delivery and a travel component in Africa
- Embedded Virtual Exchange programs: Incorporated into traditional classroom delivery

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Program Highlights

  • Increases reach and accessibility of the program outcomes to a broad number of students
  • Enables continued fostering of global collaboration and connectivity between African countries and the world
  • Learn to navigate cultural norms, language barriers, time zones and content on online platforms
  • Low health and safety risk, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective
  • Expert support from local program consultants, facilitators and technical team

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Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.8
  • Content 5
  • Engagement 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Platform 5
  • Value 5
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Moniva
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Edu Africa (South Africa)

Edu Africa's program is enjoyable and educational at the same time. They always ensure that the chosen topics spark interesting dialogue between the participants, and the presenters do a good job of imparting their knowledge. The discussions are always insightful and all participants are given a chance to share thoughts or ask questions.

The program also shares a lot of information about various African countries and it isn't rigid in the method used to share this information. They invite people from all walks of life, from artists to authors and leaders of protest movements, to give a more profound meaning to various issues that we see in Africa. I think this program is always structured and executed well.

Pros
  • Engaging
  • Enriching
  • Insightful
Cons
  • N/A
7 people found this review helpful.
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Temoso
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Protest movements

The program was very educational and enriching especially the breakout rooms or discussions rooms. I have meet kind and humble individuals and it was nice conversing and exchanging ideas about movements and what they could possibly do to enhance our lives and the society we live in for the better.
I have also learned alot about the history of Zimbabwe and what makes their country great and of course "its the people". And that sometimes us citizens of our nations, we define the image of our nation.

6 people found this review helpful.
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Aj
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

EDU Africa Virtual Internship Through George Brown college Community Worker Program

This was an eye opening and priceless opportunity to learn about South Africa/Cape Town (the social issues, differing approaches/solutions, and how to create programs, engagement, social enterprises, collaborate, a how to network). It really opened my eyes to the various ways to approach an issue. I discovered how important it is to approach issues under the framework tailoring to suit the targeted audience. It is not a matter of implementing our ideas rather collaborating because no on knows better than the people with the lived experiences under these oppressive policy and challenges. I got exposed to things that would take a life time to come across. Having a great supervisor and program director like Nicole Mostert made all the difference in the world. I hope to keep these connections.

Pros
  • Great Supervisor
  • Amazing guests and exposure to variety of approaches to solutions.
  • Unique experience only a few are granted, and cultural competence and global citizenship
35 people found this review helpful.
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Stephanie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Edu Africa- Tanzania

Roseanne brought Tanzania to our students.
She was approachable, educational, and full of joy!
Our students found the content both beneficial and engaging and by the end of the program were asking the instructor if we could jump on a plane and go meet her and her colleagues in Africa. The students were able to meet their service project partners and we found ways to interact with them through virtual platforms to make the program feel more "real".

Thank you for this experience.

Our students loved it!

Pros
  • Accessible
  • Educational
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Technology
31 people found this review helpful.
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Zach
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Virtual Physical Therapy Program

EDU Africa worked with us to create the College's first virtual program. We chose Physical Therapy for our 4-week service learning module. Our students met with the partner's weekly for synchronous sessions and completed work on their own. The experience culminated in students presenting their class projects and leading their partners through PT stretches.
EDU Africa was responsive in design and sought feedback afterwards. The students loved this experience! We have every intention of offering this program again!

34 people found this review helpful.
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Johanna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Gender Advocacy

I learn quite a lot, most especially on gender-racism, how difficult it is to navigate gender roles after preclonial eras.
Interestingly many African countries experience similar gender related issues. Coming from a Country ranked sixth in the Global Gender Gap Report of 2021, While the gender wage gap in Namibia is less prominent than that of many other countries, the distribution of wealth is immensely unequal. it was quite informative to have attended this program.
I recommend that we should get rid of These beliefs that contribute to a culture of gender inequality, which often proliferates inequalities in the workplace and perpetuates traditional gender roles.

30 people found this review helpful.
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Ncedolwethu
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Informative, and most engaging experience

This was a great way to share some of my historic, cultural and ethnic knowledge which I have acquired through my upbringing, environment and academic learning to the exchange program.

My experiences through this virtual exchange program has been an eye opener as I have also been able see other peoples views on certain topics to which I wouldn't have if I wasn't part of it, for example the last exchange I was a part of was based on gender advocacy, and I got to understand a cis/het males worldview.

Pros
  • New information
  • Building communication skills
  • Creating new connections
Cons
  • None
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28 people found this review helpful.
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Sherri
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Virtual South Africa Artist-in-Residence

An outstanding virtual artist-in-residence program created an opportunity for 58 of our Upper School students to learn new digital art techniques, challenge their world views through ongoing interactions with a young visual storyteller from Soweto, and develop their own visual styles through experimentation with the power of text and image over the course of two months. Although we're quite eager to return to in-person travel opportunities, those trips involve far smaller groups of participants, so this virtual engagement -- enhanced by the use of Flipgrid educational technology -- permitted us to involve greater numbers of students in the engagement while establishing a relationship with artist Njabulo Hlophe that continued to grow and enrich all parties involved over the weeks.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Our preference would certainly be to work with a smaller group of students -- probably just one class of 15 students -- which would ease the scheduling challenges encountered when working with large numbers of students in separate classes, all while dealing with a seven-hour time difference.
34 people found this review helpful.

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