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IST335: South Africa Socio-Economic Development

This course will not be offered in 2014.
  • From Africa to Lancaster, F&M Students Work to Develop Community

Program History

Initiated in 2010, the Ware Institute, the Office of International Programs  wanted to offer a community-based learning opportunity that partnered with F&M's athletic connection the Chris Campbell Field and Education Center,  in Khayelitsha, South Africa. 


The Program

Application Dates:
November 18-February 7, 2013   

Link to Application information (coming soon)

The application is only open during these dates.

*Program Cost: $4,100

For more detailed information about program cost, out-of-pocket expenses and scholarship funds, please visit the South Africa Trip Details and Application web page.

*Trip Dates:
June 9-20 at F&M, June 22-July 19 in South Africa.

South Africa Course Description:

Credit: 1 F&M Credit

Students will have ample opportunity to observe, learn, and live in a diversity of cultural settings.  Working side by side with field-based educators, students make a significant contribution in a structured and engaging manner. Students gain insights into the opportunities, inherent risks, and limitations involved in developing townships while linking traditional class room learning to real, hands on experience.
Participants will split their time between delivering an interactive, age-sensitive public health curriculum in a classroom setting and using soccer as a tool to teach life lessons and social skills to the youth of Khayelitsha and the F&M-affiliated Chris Campbell Soccer Field and Education Center. 

Program Leaders

  • Susan Dicklitch, Ph.D, Associate Dean of the College and Director, The Ware Institute and Professor of Government
  • Julie Rhoads, Assistant Director, The Ware Institute
  • Sue Mennicke, Associate Dean for the Office of International Programs assists with scholarships, program travel and visa details.


If you have questions about the South Africa course, please contact Dr.  in the Ware Institute. 

In the spirit of community solidarity and engaged learning, Ware Institute programs have a strict conduct policy and are drug free.

*Trip dates and costs are subject to change. Trip cost is based on 8 students.

F&M and The Chris Campbell Center

The Chris Campbell Center is located in the Khayelitsha district of Cape Town, South Africa, was constructed as an education and sports focal point for this poverty-stricken township. F&M's connection to this area was was born out of the tragic passing of Chris Campbell, an F&M soccer star who passed away the day before his senior soccer season. As a result, the CTCTen Foundation was formed by Chris's family and their close friends and team mates and F&M soccer coach Dan Wagner. Ryan McGonigle '08 serves as the CTC Ten Director of US Operations and continues to oversee ongoing programming and the CTC Ten Intern Program.

The Center's main objectives- provide a quality education and athletic facility where local children have an opportunity to be safe and flourish. 

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  • Experience the people, flavors, and the culture of South Africa. Don't miss the opportunity to participate in this unique and life-changing course.