REPORT: Study Tour

Posted on April 16, 2024

From the 11th to the 15th of March, an inspiring journey unfolded as students from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pretoria embarked on a week-long exchange and study tour of South Africa. This transformative visit marked phase one of the ongoing exchange programme between the two esteemed universities, spearheaded by Professor Christopher Isike and Professor Jaime Bleck. Hosted by the African Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Pretoria (ACSUS-UP), this immersive experience offered participants a unique opportunity to engage in a diverse range of activities, fostering cross-cultural dialogue, academic enrichment, and personal growth. 

The exchange programme holds significance beyond the exchange of knowledge and cultural experiences. It underscores the commitment of both universities to fostering global partnerships and making a meaningful collaborative impact on the academic landscape. 

As the participants embarked on their journey, they eagerly delved into a myriad of enriching experiences, ranging from captivating tours in Pretoria and Johannesburg to poignant cultural explorations and thought-provoking academic discussions. The itinerary was meticulously crafted to provide a holistic immersion into the cultural, academic, and social fabric of the host nation. From exploring the intricacies of South African history, to engaging in illuminating discussions, each activity served as a stepping stone towards deeper cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. 

Against this backdrop, this report offers a detailed overview of the various experiences and interactions that took place during this enriching exchange. It sheds light on the significance of such cross-cultural initiatives in promoting academic excellence and fostering international understanding.

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Click here to watch the video highlight. 

- Author Daniel Ekup-Nse

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