This study abroad course is intended to introduce students to diverse aspects of Southern African societies and cultures including literature, arts and music, folklore, geography, architecture, and the economy. It will also enable students to explore and critically examine the predominant cultural, historical, social, economic, and political themes of the Southern African region through site visits, lectures, fireside group discussions, films, journal-keeping, essay assignment, and other related activities. Southern Africa is an ideal site for the study of contemporary Africa, and Zambia has been selected as a good sampled representative of the region because of its situation within the economic history and politics of the general social context of Southern African life.
By participating in this program students will learn to understand and explain Zambia’s development in the context of African American and African Studies in the context of globalization; and understand why people behave as they do within the structures of human societies, cultures, and institutions of Zambia.
Students will be able to evaluate the link between colonial and postcolonial realities, the role of various actors—the state, civil society, social movements, international agencies and issues of identity in Africa’s development experience.
This Program will begin in Zambia's capital city, Lusaka. Students will then travel to Chirundu and Ndola before departing from Livingstone, Zambia.
Students will be staying in a centrally located hotels.
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $6,509 program fee. The program fee includes accommodations, airfare, some meals, excursions, field trips, in-country transportation and supplemental insurance. It does not personal expenses, passport, immunizations or tuition.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, 110A Hale
Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. 110A Hale
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.