UVA in Southern Africa


For the 2013 Study Abroad brochure, click here

Get the latest details, deadlines and application information for the Summer UVA in Southern Africa program.

Information about financial aid for study abroad.

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Focusing on the intersection between peoples, cultures, and environments of southern Africa, the UVA in Southern Africa summer study abroad course details the continuities and contrasts between life on the highveld, lowveld, and coastal regions of South Africa and Mozambique. Students have an opportunity to experience urban and rural settings through a course that emphasizes the links between history, culture, power, and the environment.

Read more about UVA in Southern Africa.

Ethics, Protocols and Practice of International Research

What are the ethics and protocols of conducting international research? And how faithfully does the actual practice of such research reflect these protocols and standards of ethics? How should students and scholars work to establish research partnerships that bring sustained benefits to the environment and to the people who inhabit the site of a given project? How can international research consortia establish a basis for community service and development? What are the ethical obligations of contemporary researchers and students who visit developing countries, especially in light of the legacy of colonialism?

Read more about this January term class.