IX Academic Trip to Africa

The Finance, Government and International Relations African Studies Research Line organizes the "IX Academic Trip to Africa," June 9-28, 2019. The trip includes activities in South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland.

During the “IX academic trip to Africa,” students will come in contact with the recent history of South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland. For its relevance, special emphasis will be given to the construction of peace and national reconstruction in South Africa and Mozambique, through symbolic repair processes and historical memory.

In South Africa, the tour comprises visits to the most significant places in the struggle against Apartheid during the second half of the 20th century, among which are the Apartheid Museum, the Soweto area, Nelson Mandela’s house, and the Democracy Square in Johannesburg. Also programmed are visits to Freedom Park, Union Buildings, Church Square, and the Long March to Freedom National Monument in Pretoria; Gandhi’s home in Durban; the District 6 Museum, and Robben Island in Cape Town.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to come in contact with the daily life dynamics in the cities of South Africa by walking along the centers of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Manzoni, Mbabane, and Maputo. Lastly, at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, participants may experience the natural wonders of the continent in two photo safaris where they will see lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippopotamuses, and other wildlife.

Who can go?

The “IX Academic Trip To Africa” is open to all Externado de Colombia University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, administrative and teaching staff, and, also, persons directly related to Externadistas, such as siblings, parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, among others.

Benefits for FIGRI students: students making the trip and submitting the required documentation may validate two (2) academic credits corresponding to either an Area Study or an International Relations optional seminar, depending on the student’s study plan.

All interested in the trip may register until May 5, 2019.