Humanity and Social Justice Study from Apartheid South Africa

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Robben Island Overnight Stay
Robben Island Overnight Stay


This program offers participants the opportunity to explore issues of humanity and social justice through the lens of Apartheid. South Africa’s unique history and current realities provide a platform from which participants can engage in what humanity and social justice look like in our modern world. An expert facilitator will accompany the group on every step of this profound and life changing journey.

This program takes place in both Cape Town and in Johannesburg. Although Apartheid engulfed the entire country, for groups wanting to engage the topic, Cape Town and Johannesburg offer unique historical sites and places of significance from the Apartheid struggle; including Soweto Township, Mandela House, Hector Petersen Memorial, Freedom Square, constitution Hill, Apartheid Museum, Robben Island and the District 6 Museum.

  • Students gain understanding on the racially motivated system of Apartheid and how it came to exist in South Africa.
  • In light of this, students engage with various constructs around race, discrimination, human rights, social justice as well as worldview and culture.
  • Students visit multiple historical sites and interpret their meaning in relation to the era of Apartheid.
  • Students also engage in group discussions and hear from guest lectures on first hand experiences of Apartheid.
  • Overnight on Robben Island with guest talks by ex-prison warden and/or prisoner.

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Study Tour-Cape Town, South Africa May 2017

As a faculty member planning a study tour, Edutours provided excellent service and support for our trip to Cape Town. The Edutours staff focused on what our learning goals and objectives were for the student experience and facilitated our meeting those goals. They were responsive and thorough in the planning stage of the tour, collaborated with our South African partners both in pre-tour planning and while in country, and provided excellent service through good accommodations, transportation, sightseeing and tour guiding. The study tour in May 2017 was our third time to rely on Edutours and we will continue to use them because of their high quality service.