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South Africa Service Learning Program

Marquette's South Africa Service Learning Program (SASL) is based in cosmopolitan Cape Town, at the southern tip of the African continent.

While living in Cape Town, you will become acquainted with South Africa's rich history and see firsthand how the country is rebuilding itself after decades of government-enforced-apartheid. Cape Town's diverse socioeconomic communities will become your classroom and its leaders your teachers.

The people of South Africa call their country the Rainbow Nation to demonstrate pride in their racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The country has 11 official languages. In the Cape Town area, you will predominantly hear Xhosa, Afrikaans and English.

You will have the opportunity to visit significant South African historical and cultural sites, such as Table Mountain, historic District 6 in the city's center and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated during apartheid. In addition to a spectacular array of wildlife unique to South Africa, you will experience powerful literary and artistic voices, traditional music, delicious foods and
diverse architecture.

Attend an Info Session for more details:

For Spring 2020, info session take place from 6PM-7PM on the following dates - 

  • Wednesday, January 29, AMU 254

  • Wednesday, February 5, AMU 380

  • Thursday, February 27, AMU 27