CORRECTION:UJ Internationalisation Office Aims To Move 600 Students In The Next 3 Months To SADC Countries

Please note the corrections in the article.

The University of Johannesburg’s Division For Internationalisation Study Abroad Team has embarked on a programme named ‘Africa by Road’ “to provide UJ students with the opportunity to see Southern Africa”.

“Africa by Road is an initiative to move 600 UJ students into other African countries in the next three months,” according to the 2017 ‘Africa by Road’ statement from UJ’s Internationalisation Office.

“Our intention is to enable our undergraduate students to achieve a far richer appreciation and critical engagement with our peer nation-states in SADC,” said UJ’s VC letter to students and staff.

The programme’s activities will include academic practices, cultural exchange, community engagement and sporting in Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Botswana is also on the list of SADC countries that students can visit*.

The first group of students will leave for Mozambique and Botswana this weekend*. Each bus, travelling from border to border, will be carrying 57 students and three chaperons – amongst whom are student buddies.

Areas of visit in these countries

Botswana

  • San Research Centre, University of Botswana (students will participate in community activities in the San community)
  • Vumbura Plains on the Okavango Delta (students will conduct walks and sightsee)
  • University of Botswana Sports Excursion (professional or recreational sporting activities: friendly matches and community engagements related to sports)

Mozambique

  • Cultural and heritage tour of Maputo (students will be sightseeing)
  • Inhaca Marine Biology Research Station (students will be sightseeing)

Swaziland

  • Sporting activities: friendly matches and community engagements related to sports

Zambia

  • Sporting activities: friendly matches and community engagements related to sports
  • A visit to the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), which is the host of Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and the Zambia Legal Information Institute (Zambialli)

Namibia

  • A visit to the University of Namibia Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC)

Zimbabwe

  • Sporting activities: friendly matches and community engagements related to sports
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins (students will sightseeing)

Requirements for application

  • One must be a registered UJ student
  • One must have a valid passport

If you want to apply online, click here.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Botswana expedition would be cancelled but it was brought to our attention that the expedition is still going to happen. The article also stated that the first group of students had already left for Mozambique and Botswana when in fact they are only leaving this weekend. We acknowledge this mistake and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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Gaby Ndongo Nkolo is a liberal Congolese nationalist who is currently studying Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. He works as a journalist for both The Open Journal and The Journalist. His interests are diverse ranging from skateboarding, boxing, the culinary arts, cycling and most importantly journalism which brought with it, interests in reading and writing. In particular Gaby enjoys activities that require speed or concentration; however, music beguiles his soul and rejuvenates his mind. This individual’s aspiration is to always be his true self and love who he is as a person; additionally, he aims to appreciate people for who they are as individuals.

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