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  • Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Hotel Academic Courses: AET, REL
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Office Location: Study Abroad Office JAAC 1009
Program Description:

Belmont in South Africa & Zambia

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM

SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMS ARE CLOSED. SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMS WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 2ND
 
SERVICE LEARNING THROUGH LIVE SOUNDPhoto of S.Africa/Zambia

Immerse yourself in the cultures of South Africa and Zambia through service-learning. This study abroad program engages you in cross-cultural teaching of live sound reinforcement techniques and systems to church volunteers. During our program the group will interact and work with six churches and their unique situations. We will examine cultural differences and needs in worship style and offer one-on-one training to individuals operating their audio systems. The needs of each church will be taken into account in our approach to education. The program will also include visits to the Apartheid Museum and Cradle of Humankind (a world heritage site) in South Africa, a safari, trip to Victoria Falls, and an evening cruise down the Zambezi River in Zambia. Course is offered to Audio Engineering Technology and Worship Leadership majors.

Students need permission of the instructors to register; completion of AET 2560 Live Sound Reinforcement preferred. 
 
Excursions
  • Apartheid Museum and Cradle of Humankind
  • Safari
  • Trip to Victoria Falls
  • Evening Cruise Down Zambezi River in Zambia

COURSES AVAILABLEPhoto of S.Africa/Zambia
 
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in South Africa and Zambia. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
 
  • REL 3950: “Questions that Matter” in Africa (Religion Junior Cornerstone)
This course is a study abroad course whose classroom will be in cultural and geographical context as we travel to South Africa and Zambia.  We will ask the question of the role of faith and religion in forgiveness and reconciliation. It will examine the multiple ways Christians can address this question. It will seek to develop several key questions arising from the history of relations framed by religious, political, ethnic and social conflict.
 
  • AET 3895: Live Sound For Houses of Worship in Africa
 A study of the specific needs and operation of sound systems for houses of worship. Students will learn how to assist in the purchase, design, and operation of sound systems in an effort to meet the needs of pastors, music ministries and a volunteer based work team. A focus on the education of audio system volunteers will be included as well. The trip will include six site visits to churches in South Africa and Zambia, education on cultural differences through class lecture, and visits to world heritage sites. 
ONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


COSTS
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1. Program Fee: $5,500: 
 
This fee will include all airfare from/to Nashville, travel visas, transportation in-country, lodging, World Wide Health Insurance, most meals, museum, safari, and other site admissions.  

Costs not covered by the program fee include:
texts/supplies for classes, laundry expenses, 10 lunches while on site in S.Africa/Zambia, meals during travel days, souvenir shopping, and items of a personal nature

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of application

FACULTY CONTACTS


Benjamin Poff
College of Entertainment and Music Business
benjamin.poff@belmont.edu34 MUSIC SQUARE EAST, 220
 
Heather Daugherty
University Ministries
heather.daugherty@belmont.eduGABHART STUDENT CENTER CAMPUS LIFE OFFICE






Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.