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Eshowe Prison and Restorative Justice

The first day of my stay in rural Amatikulu, I had the opportunity to visit Eshowe Prison and speak with 15-20 female inmates with my SIT cohort. We participated in structured ice breaker activities to get to know each other as part of the prison’s restorative justice program. Our conversations allowed us to touch onContinue reading “Eshowe Prison and Restorative Justice”

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Zulu Culture and Family

I spent my second week in South Africa getting acquainted with the city of Durban and preparing for my first homestay in Cato Manor. At the beginning of the week, my SIT cohort began our isiZulu language instruction so that we would be able to communicate with our host families and the locals. The ZuluContinue reading “Zulu Culture and Family”

Introduction to South Africa

My first week in South Africa has been filled with new learning experiences inside of the classroom and out. Through my SIT Study Abroad program, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Johannesburg and visited the Apartheid Museum and the Mandela house in the Soweto Township. At the Apartheid Museum, visitors areContinue reading “Introduction to South Africa”