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Service Learning Abroad

Service learning provides an opportunity for students to engage with the local culture and positively impact the community while learning all at the same time. Taking advantage of this experience while abroad also aligns with Marquette’s mission of faithful service and gives students a meaningful experience to discuss in job interviews, on graduate school applications, and to show commitment for volunteer programs after graduation. We encourage students to explore all the possibilities for engaging with service learning while abroad as you become change agents and women and men for others.

South Africa Service Learning Program

Marquette's South Africa Service Learning Program 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.

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.

The South Africa Service Learning Program, in conjunction with the University of the Western Cape, builds upon Marquette’s strong tradition of service learning. The program offers you the unique opportunity to increase their understanding of the people, history, culture and traditions of South Africa through integrated academic course work and direct immersion into the culture through community-based service.

You can find more information here.

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