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 Community Engagement Short Study Abroad 

It is always fulfilling to give back to the community, and the Office for International Education has created a platform from which International Students can do this.

This service learning is offered as a credit bearing module where students can obtain 10 Nelson Mandela credits (2 USA credits / 5 ECTS credits) for volunteering 2 hours per week, attending community service learning workshops and submitting a journal and visual presentation on their experiences at the projects.

Students who have too many credits or very little time in their university study timetable but would love to give back and make a difference are also welcome to volunteer without obtaining the credits or submitting a journal and presentation. These students are, however, encouraged to attend the workshops as these provide the necessary platform and guidance when volunteering in South African communities.

The practical component will be arranged for students which includes transport to the different projects.

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Short Study Abroad Experience!

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We also offer an opportunity to universities to send Faculty-led groups to Nelson Mandela University, or to request customised programmes.

Let us know your requirements and we will design a programme that meets your needs.


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