The Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. BEAI programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.
For the summer of 2015, BEAI has programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. The professors include:
- Professor Dr. Paul Joseph (Tufts University, USA)- Author and Previous Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program
- PHD from UC Berkeley
- Previous president of the national Peace Studies Association
- Former Distinguished Chair for the United States-India Education Foundation (Fulbright program)
- Professor Dr. Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge, UK) – Director of MA in Poverty and Development a the institute for development policy and management
- PHD and MPhil from Cambridge
- Service Learning Day with Educo Africa (Local NGO) – Vision- Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.
- Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service
The students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. Students are also encouraged to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.
- Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
- Big 5 African Safari
- Apartheid Museum
- Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
- NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders
Please Note: South Africa programs are limited to 12 students per program to enhance the students learning between professors and students.