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rogram: Culture, Society and History of Southern Africa
Dates: June 13 to July 5, 2005 (tentative)
Location: South Africa (Cape Town, Durban and the Natal region, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls)
Cost: $3,940 est. (includes roundtrip airfare from Columbus to Johannesburg, in-country air travel, accommodations, breakfast, guided travel to selected sites in South Africa and Zambia). Students are also required to be registered as full time students during Spring Quarter 2005.

The Program:
The Southern Africa Study Program is an extension of an interdisciplinary course (AAAS 485.01, Southern Africa: Society and Culture) to be offered by the Department of African American and African Studies during Spring Quarter 2005. In AAAS 485.01, students will be introduced to the predominant cultural, social, and historical themes of the region. Immediately following Spring Quarter exams, students will travel to Southern Africa to visit and study sites of cultural and historical importance. The sites are selected for their role in the history and politics of their time, and reflect the general social context of Southern African life. Lectures and demonstrations will be presented throughout the study program. Note: AAAS 485.01 may apply toward the GEC requirement.

Historically, the region provides unparalleled intellectual and personal opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge of African societies and cultures. The region offers unique examples of humanmigration patterns and the European colonization of Africa in addition to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. South Africa and its innovative attempts to resolve and address conflicts among the various races, linguistic groups and social classes has commanded the world's attention over the past decade.

Resident Director:
Professor Lupenga Mphande is an Associate Professor of African American Studies and Director of African Languages Program. Professor Mphande will teach AAAS 485.01 and will accompany students to South Africa.

Currently enrolled, full-time undergraduate Ohio State students in good standing and at least 45 quarter hours of credit at the time of application (Fall Quarter 2004) will receive priority. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. Accepted students are required to enroll in AAAS 485.01 Spring Quarter 2005 as a condition for participation in the Southern Africa Study Program.

Courses and Credits:
All program participants are required to ennroll in AAAS 485.01 during Spring Quarter 2005. For successful completion of the course and the study program, students will earn 10 quarter hours of credit, asl follows: (OIE will enroll students in IS 697 for 8 credits. Upon Successful completion of the program these 5 credits will be converted to AAAS 485.02).

African American and African Studies 485.01 (Southern Africa: Culture and Society) 5 quarter hours.
African American and African Studies 485.02 for 8 quarter hours.

Students will stay in modest, well located hotels throughout the study program. Breakfast will be provided. Students are responsible for their own lunches and dinners.

Program Costs:
The estimated program fee for the 2005 Southern African Study Program is $3,940. The program fee includes international and in-country airfare; hotel accommodations; all breakfasts; and all in-country field trips, travel, and entrance fees. Students are responsible for predeparture expenses such as passport fees and immunizations, as well as lunches, dinners, and personal expenses in-country.

OIE Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships:
The Office of International Education offers limited grant funds to Undergraduate and graduate study abroad students. Grants are based on Financial need. The average award ranges from $100 to $300. Please consult the OIE Study Abroad Application for more details. Deadlines are the same as the program deadline.

Financial Aid:
If you are an eligible student and are paying fees at Ohio State for at least half-fime enrollment in an officially recognized Ohio State study abroad program, you will be able to receive most forms of federal, state, and university-controlled financial aid. For further information, please visit the office of Student Financial Aid, 517 Lincoln Tower, call 614.292.0300, or visit their website at

New and renewal financial aid applicants are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically at by March 1 priority deadline. Once you are accepted to participate in an Ohio State study abroad program, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Courselor at 517 Lincoln Tower at least one full quarter before you depart.

All students participating on OSU study abroad programs will receive supplementary medical insurance, through HTH Worldwide Services. Students are requared to maintain their regular insurance coverage while participating on OSU study abroad programs. Following University procedure, you will automatically be assessed a fee each quarter for OSU Student Health Insurance unless exemption is requested. The provider and terms of the health insurance for study abroad are subject to change.

Pre-departure Orientation:
All students will be require to participate in on-campus predeture orientations organized by OIE. Attendance is mandatory. The first orientation is scheduled for February 2005 with two additional orientations to be scheduled for Spring Quarter 2005.

Application Information:
Applicants must submit the OIE Study Abroad Application. An application fee of $100 is due with your application. To obtain application materials, please see the Advisor-on-Call in the OIE reception area or contact the Program Coordinator. The $100 application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted into the program or if you withdraw in writing prior to the application deadline.

The application deadline is February 15, 2005. Please return your completed application to the Office of International Education.

Selection Process:
Personal interviews with the Southern Africa Selection Committee may be required of applicants. A maximum of 20 to 25 studentds will be accepted. OIE will send e-mail notification to all accepted students.

Program Coordinator:
Sherif Barsoum
Office of International Education
Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Study Abroad Advisers are available on a walk-in basis at the following times:

Monday-Friday 10 AM - 12 noon and 1 PM - 4 PM

OSU reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but
not limited to rules,policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses.

It is the policy of OSU not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, ****, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment,
housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers
in accordance with civil rights legislation

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