In an increasing global society employers are seeking new hires with global people skills and a healthy sense of social responsibility. Learn how to apply a new set of competencies to successfully cross national and cultural boundaries. We will partner with the Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust Board, an existing corporate sponsor, volunteers from Global Vision International and the Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics from UNI to open an Early Learning Center at an orphanage in the Ikhayalethemba Village, South Africa.
Ronelle Langley, Ph.D., M.S., MBA
Visiting Professor, Management Department
Phone: (319) 277-2054
Student preparation for Global Skills Program before departure:
1) Get familiar with work of Mama Lumka and the Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust
2) Read textbook and article and prepare a presentation on assigned chapter and material
3) Get familiar with work of Global Vision International and their work at the Mama Lumka project
4) Get familiar with the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics at UNI and how their resources may be helpful for early childhood development.
5) Work with Rotary Clubs in Iowa to find donors for 10 used laptops that can still play CDs.
6) 10 minute presentation and discussion of 10 minutes on assigned skill within the Global People Skills Model.
Student participation in Global Skills Program while in South Africa:
1) Various cultural experiences to get familiar with language, culture, nature and wild life in South Africa
2) Attending Rotary club meeting in South Africa. Collaborate with local Rotary clubs in South Africa to make the laptops accessible for South African usage (different voltage and outlets).
3) Internship at Ikhayalethemba Village. Collaborate with founder Mama Lumka and the Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust Board and a local corporate sponsor to open the Early Learning Center at the orphanage of Ikhayalethemba Village.
4) Partner with volunteers of Global Vision International to introduce the videos, website, supplemental materials and games for children in the Early Learning Center.
5) Interact with individual children in educational, creative and physical activities during their internship.
Student requirements after completion of Global Skills Program in South Africa:
1) Complete individual and team reports
2) Presentation at a local service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis Clubs) that donated funds and resources for the project to report on their Global Skills experience in South Africa.
Day 1: Depart with KLM 5957 at 1:45 pm from Cedar Rapids, USA
Day 2: Arrive with KLM 597 at 9:45 pm in Cape Town, South Africa and transfer to apartments
Day 3: Visit Table Mountain and the Victoria & Albert Waterfront
Day 4: African Drumming and cultural experience
Day 5: Cheetah Outreach, Winery/Shark Diving
Day 6: Internship Ikhayalethemba Village
Day 7: Internship Ikhayalethemba Village
Day 8: Internship Ikhayalethemba Village
Day 9: Internship Ikhayalethemba Village. Attending local Rotary Club meeting.
Day 10: Internship Ikhayalethemba Village. Travel to Mossel Bay (5 hours). Overnight at Botlierskop.
Day 11: Botlierskop Game Reserve. Travel Nature’s Valley area (5 hours). Overnight at Khoi Hut in Tsitsikamma Khoisan Village.
Day 12: Bungee jumping, Bloukrans. Return to Cape Town (10 hours). Overnight hotel in Cape Town area.
Day 13: Depart from with KLM 598 at 11:30 pm from Cape Town, South Africa
Day 14: Arrive with KLM 5572 at 8:30 pm in Cedar Rapids, USA
Tentative Dates: March 13th - March 26th
The total estimated cost for this program is $4,500-$5,000.
- Round-trip airfare*
- UNI Tuition and Fees for 2-credits
- Housing while abroad
- Transportation while abroad
- Group meals
- Cultural activities
- Personal Expenses
Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state), the $65 application fee, and the study abroad administration fee to participate.
*UNI CBA majors are eligible for the Fly-Free Scholarship for this summer program. Please email Christine Schrage for more information.
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