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Virtual Exchange Virtual Exchange

Virtual Exchange is not a substitute for study abroad, but a robust and potentially revolutionary model for transforming the way we approach not only international education programs, but classroom instruction in general. Delivered online and facilitated by a trained program team, this platform offers a framework for meaningful transnational and intercultural experiences and collaboration. Most importantly, it enables us to continue to foster global collaboration and connectivity between Africans and the world.

Our "Co-investigation Clusters" are set, short-term, high-impact engagement sessions that promote the process of co-investigative learning. There is a two-fold 'cluster' focus at play: "clustering" around the particular theme or topical issue; as well as structural clustering within the sessions themselves, where co-investigative, inquiry-based small group activities are employed to maximise learning and engagement.

Co-investigation Clusters

Connecting through Performing Arts

Multicountry

Participants will investigate oral storytelling traditions as a means of connection, participating in a puppet-making workshop and then performing a puppet show of their own.

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Environmental Justice: Green Spaces as a Human Right

Multicountry

Participants engage with environmental organizations in East and Southern Africa, reflect on Environmental Justice in their own context, and seek out ways of advocating for more environmentally healthy living spaces.

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Global Legacies of Racial Injustice

Multicountry

Participants engage with historical and present-day issues of racial injustice on the African continent through discussions with activists in Kenya and South Africa.

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Protest Movements and Agents of Change

Multicountry

This cluster will focus on select protest movements in Africa, inviting participants to engage with various political leaders and learn from their perspectives on meaningful change.

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Quality Inclusive Education: A South African Perspective on a Global Goal

South Africa

This cluster explores obstacles to quality inclusive education in South Africa and challenges participants to critically evaluate access to, and the value of, education in their own communities.

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Custom Programs

Dissecting Social Identities in Post-Colonial Kenya

Kenya

This virtual exchange program introduces students to social identities, power, privilege, intersectionality, and diversity in post-colonial Kenya. They will gain an understanding of the institutions that governed and shaped identities...

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Ecology and Sustainable Conservation | Southern and Eastern Africa

Kenya

Our Ecology and Sustainable Conservation Virtual Exchange program takes students on a multi-country journey, engaging them with local experts as they learn about and take part in sustainable conservation strategies...

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Examine Culture, World View & Social Justice in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

This virtual exchange program is an exploration of culture, community, identity politics, and social justice in the context of Zimbabwe. Students will study concepts such as individualism and collectivism, giving...

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Exploring Access to Healthcare for People with Disabilities in Tanzania

Tanzania

This virtual exchange program explores access to healthcare, particularly physical therapy, in Tanzania as it pertains to people with disabilities and/or special needs. Students will become acquainted with the various...

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Identity & Social Transformation through Art

South Africa

Delivered entirely online, this Identity & Social Transformation through Art virtual exchange program, critically engages students with communities, industry professionals, and service projects in South Africa, without ever needing to...

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Ocean Conservation & Marine Biology

South Africa

This virtual exchange program introduces students to the significance of our oceans and marine life, and the links between ocean conservation and climate change. Working with local conservation entities, students...

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Set Programs

Developing Intercultural Competence

Multicountry

Intercultural Competence is a critical global skill. This program provides a basic theoretical framework to help students develop the nuance and understanding needed for real-world interactions with people of different...

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