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Study Abroad


Welcome to Study Abroad!

 Santa Monica College is committed to promoting global citizenship.  To support that goal, SMC offers several Study Abroad opportunities led by SMC faculty members, tailored to make the most of the destination’s resources, and give students the opportunity to live and learn about a different culture and its people while participating in service learning projects and earning academic credit for selected courses.  Successful completion of the program
and both courses offered satisfies the Global Citizenship A.A. Degree requirements. 

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South Africa

Join SMC faculty for our Winter session 2015 program and learn more about the rich history of South Africa.  South Africa is home to diverse populations, modern international cities, and breathtaking natural beauty.  You’ll visit historic Johannesburg, study at the beautiful University of Cape Town, and visit several local township communities. You will have the opportunity to visit sites such as, historic District 6 in Cape Town’s city center, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated during apartheid, and much more. The program includes a safari in Kruger National Park, one of the largest national park areas in the world, which covers over 7,500 square miles and is a virtual paradise for all nature lovers. You will also have the opportunity to participate in at least two service learning projects designed to provide direct immersion into the culture through community-based experiences.


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