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Lexia Cape Town: Area Studies and Culture
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
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Based at the University of the Western Cape, the Lexia in Cape Town program introduces students to the language, history, politics, socio-economics and culture of South Africa, placing this fascinating country in the regional context of Southern Africa. Coursework, language training, excursions, research projects and the experience of living in a homestay help students to understand the local culture and to confront the issues facing this nation. The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and South African faculty and students. To this end, local faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving Lexia participants immediate and direct access to the culture. No prior knowledge of Afrikaans or Xhosa is required, as all courses are taught in English. However, intensive language training is provided, thereby helping students to develop the skills and confidence to live, study and conduct research in a foreign setting. Social and academic encounters with local students, as well as organized field trips, all contribute to a greater understanding of this country still in the midst of great economic, social and political transformation.
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