Bantu base Afrika 2015

Language and Culture in South Africa

Exploration Seminar

About the Program

Get ready for the trip of your life.


How awesome can it be?

  • Jul 23 - Aug 21, 2015

    Exploration Seminar dates

    Led by Clarissa Surek-Clark

  • South Africa

    Johannesburg/Pretoria, Durban, Zululand

    12 credits:
    LING 234 5 credits
    LING 390 4 credits
    LING 480 3 credits

  • No prerequisites!

    Just an open mind.

    It is helpful to have taken LING 200, LING 400 or ANTH 203.


How awesome it is?


How awesome it is?

Durban, South Africa

A treasure in the Southern Hemisphere

Post-Apartheid South Africa is home to 11 official languages, making it a perfect laboratory for those who are interested in multilingual issues.

For more information contact program director Clarissa Surek-Clark


Let's get started


Let's get started

  • From the Study Abroad Fair 2014

    From the Study Abroad Fair 2013

    Application information

    Applications are available now. Some of the items you will need are: recommendation letters and a statement expressing your interest in joining our program.


Real people, real adventure


Real people, real adventure

  • Clarissa Surek-Clark

    Program Director

    Surek-Clark is originally from Curitiba, in southern Brazil, and she has spent many years living in and researching South Africa. Her academic interests involve languages in contact and translation.

  • Kerry Jones (with Clarissa Surek-Clark)

    Program Co-Director

  • Mpumelelo Bhengu

    Zulu Teacher

  • Carmen Billiet

    Local Coordinator

  • Laada Bilaniuk

    Program Co-Director (2013)

  • Alicia Wassink

    Program Co-Director (2014)


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Students can contact Clarissa Surek-Clark by the email, or at Guggenheim 418C to get more information.