Education Beyond Borders:
Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find supplemental information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Education Beyond Borders: Identity in Context, Examination of South Africa study-abroad course.

Course Description

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Identity in Context: Examination of South Africa is a cross-disciplinary, three-month online course that culminates in a 10-day, study abroad experience in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

  • Interdisciplinary: psychological, social, educational, legal, and health care perspectives
  • Online course (10.22.18 – 12.16.18)
  • Course Culminates with travel to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa (12.2.18 – 12.11.18)
  • You may review a draft of the syllabus, here. 
  • Course

    • IS600: Identity in Context
    • 3 credits
    • Online (10.22.18 – 12.16.18)

  • Term

    • Fall 2018

  • Destination

    • Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa (12.2.18 – 12.11.2018)

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Faculty Leads

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Cynthia Langtiw, Psy.D.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Jason Dominguez, J.D.
The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law
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Marcia Bankirer, Ph.D.
Pacific Oaks College & Children's School
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Iris Hobson, DH.Ed
Dallas Nursing Institute
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Theopia Jackson, Ph.D.
Saybrook University


  • Can I receive credit for the course toward my degree? What about an elective?

    This is a 3-credit course. These credits may or may not be applicable to your particular program. We recommend speaking to your  Academic Advisor or Chair prior to enrolling.

  • Can I apply for financial aid?

    You may be able to apply financial aid toward the cost of the course. Several criteria may need to be met (e.g. does the course count toward your degree?). Please discuss with a Financial Advisor prior to enrolling. 

  • Can this program accommodate for my disability?

    We are happy to make every possible attempt to accommodate for any disability that you may have. Please contact our Global Engagement Team for additional details. 

  • What will we cover in class?

    Students and faculty from five colleges and universities will meet to study the topic of identity as it relates to disciplines including psychology, education, law, health care, and culture. Here, you will have the opportunity to add international exposure to your resume while forging relationships with professionals from around the world.

  • What topics will be covered?

    • Acculturation & impact on families
    • Cultural competency
    • Advocacy
    • Legal aspects
    • Mental health

  • What are the eligibility requirements?

    To be eligible for this program you must be in good standing with your institution and take part in an interview with a faculty member for recommendation for a seat.

  • How much is the fee for the course?

    The fee for students is $2,600.00, and the fee for non-students (alumni and employees, with institutional approval) is $3,420.00.

    The fee covers the cost of all in-country accommodations for the entirety of the on-ground excursion (December 2 – December 10, 2018). The fee also covers supplemental travel health insurance, all in-country activities, most meals, in-country transportation, and one-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

    The fee does not include, passport or any related documentation expenses, related travel medical expenses (eg. immunizations, vaccinations, etc.), flights to and from South Africa, airport transport, tuition (for students), and any other personal incidentals.

  • When is the deadline?

    Please express interest in this course by 8.1.18.

  • Where can I find the syllabus for this program?
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If you have any additional questions regarding this remarkable course, please contact us using the form below.

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