South Africa Study Visit

Heather Alexander Start Date: Oct 14, 2016 - End Date: Mar 30, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Pilanesberg National Park, North West, South Africa

My Travel Story

by: Heather Alexander Start Date: Oct 14, 2016 - End Date: Mar 30, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
I remember sitting in my 7th grade social studies class and being so inspired by the words of Gandhi.  Things like "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" and "be the change you wish to see" became words I live by every day.

Later in high school, I learned of Nelson Mandela and the realities of apartheid in South Africa.  "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," were the words of Mandela that still resonate with me now.

As an educator, I have an opportunity to put all of this wisdom together into one experience that will be shared with students for years to come.

World View, a part of the University of North Carolina that promotes global learning, is hosting an intensive study visit for teachers to travel to South Africa.  We will spend two weeks walking in the footsteps of Gandhi and Mandela, while we learn about the coutry's education system, culture, and ongoing struggles with race issues.

The information I will return with in invaluable.  My experiences will be turned into instructional materials that will be available nationwide.  We have much to learn from South Africa with regards to overcoming racial issues and bridging the gaps between citizens.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I will need your help to make it happen.  I am seeking financial support from gracious donors like yourself, who see the value in maintaining high levels of history, diversity, and global studies in our education system.  

Please consider partnering with me to make education a stronger force for change in the world.
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Pilanesberg National Park, North West, South Africa

Updates

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  • News For Corporate Sponsors!

    News For Corporate Sponsors!
    If you are a business wanting to support my trip, but not comfortable sending money to me personally, you can make your check payable to World View. Just include my name on the memo line so the funds are directed to my account. Checks can be mailed to the address below or I will arrange pickup for local checks. Thank you!
    Heather Alexander
    570 Lower Brush Creek Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Deposit Paid!

    I just paid the initial deposit for the South Africa Study Visit! We still have time to work together to fund the remaining balance. Keep sharing!

Adventure Registry

  • Deposit

    $ 500
    Mary Alexander
    • Granted
  • Pre-trip Seminar

    $ 275
  • One night's Accommodations

    $ 75
  • Airline Fees

    $ 25
  • Luggage Fees

    $ 50
  • Non-included Dinners

    $ 75
  • Cultural Choice Activity

    $ 250