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Office for International Education

Not too long after the 2017 New Years’ Celebrations, the Nelson Mandela University’s Office for International Education welcomed its first group of short programme students on campus on 3 January.

The group the University of Wisconsin Green Bay from the United States (US), consisted of fifteen students accompanied by two staff members. The theme and focus of this 3-week programme was “Human Development within South Africa”. The purpose of this short programme was for the students to get a better understanding of how the development of people in other countries differ to that of their own and to experience the early childhood development and community development through psychology.

In addition to this educational element to the programme, these students were also able to take in the beauty our country has to offer by taking part in various Eastern Cape tourist attractions such as Addo/Schotia Game Reserves, Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, SAMREC Penguin Sanctuary, Cultural Tour of the Nelson Mandela Bay followed by a trip to Cape Town where they visited Robben Island, the District Six Museum, V& A Waterfront and Table Mountain Cableway before heading back to the US.

By the end of this short programme, the students really became familiar with the term “Ubuntu”, meaning humanity towards other and could hopefully pay it forward in each of their lives when they returned to their home country.

Photo taken by University of Wisconsin Green Bay faculty member, Ms Georjeanna Wilson-Doenger during the group’s visit to Pollock Beach during their short programme in Port Elizabeth

University of Wisconsin Green Bay faculty member, Ms Georjeanna Wilson-Doenger during the Route 67 tour at the Donkin in Port Elizabeth

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