Jennifer - South Africa

"I definitely felt the most progress in recognizing the unique qualities of a culture (having a more laid back sense of time, hospitality, food, music, and traditions). I experienced this growth both in and out of the classroom, but especially once we arrived in Cape Town and were immersed in the diverse culture that welds the city together. I was able to recognize the unique qualities of culture through the lifestyle of the people we encountered and also through the socioeconomic differences and extremes that we encountered in such a small area. These differences really proved to me that the world does not revolve around the USA, but rather the beauty within the many unique cultures."

Jennifer participated in the African Literature in South Africa faculty-led tour.  Students studied South African literature during a spring semester course, then traveled to South Africa to visit notable sites and meet authors they had read in class!