QU301 South Africa: Information for Students & Parents

Participating in a study abroad course can be a big step for students and parents alike. It is common for students and parents to have questions. Below is information available to students and parents to get a better idea of QU301 South Africa: From A Tourist to Township Perspective.

What is QU301 South Africa?

QU301 is a 300-level course that is the culminating seminar in the QU Seminar experience. The general objectives are that students get a better understanding “about the political, social, cultural, ecological and economic systems that shape global communities. They explore their role as citizens of these global communities and examine cultural values and identity in the context of various religious belief systems”.

QU301: South Africa- From Tourist to Township Perspectives is a one semester QU Seminar course that gives students the ability explore how South Africa fits into our global community. Students take the course during the Spring 2014 semester and then travel to South Africa at the end of the semester for a little over two weeks.

How do I apply for QU301 South Africa?

To apply for the course, students must fill out an application and submit to Quinnipiac University’s Office of Multicultural and Global Education (OMGE) by Friday, September 25, 2013.

Students will be selected by October 4, 2013.

What type of experience will my son or daughter have as a participant?

Students come into the course with many different interests. To learn about the types of experiences that students in the past have had, we invite you to take a look at some of their blog posts:

Day 14: School Visit and Final Reflection

Day 15: Final Day to an Amazing Experience

Day 15: The Best Two Weeks of My Life

Day 15: A Trip I Will Never Forget

What is the travel costs associated with the course and what is included?

The cost of the travel component of the course this year is $4200. This cost includes:

Not included:

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Souvenirs
  • Internet Access

Deposit Schedule

  • 1st Deposit ($1000) Due: Friday, October 11, 2013
  • 2nd Deposit ($1000) Due: Friday, November 22, 2013
  • 3rd Deposit ($1000) Due: Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Final Deposit ($1200) Due: Friday, February 28, 2014
Please note that in order to keep the cost of the trip down, deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.


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