The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) announced on Jan. 25 that the 2017-18 Cape Town program set for spring quarter has been cancelled due to the city’s ongoing water crisis; Cape Town is expected to run out of water entirely in April.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Cape Town, South Africa has selected Adelene Africa as its new director, allowing the program — which was suspended indefinitely last fall for lack of staff— to resume later this year.
BOSP Cape Town will be suspended starting spring quarter due to unexpected faculty resignations.
Nika Soon-Shiong B.A. ’15, M.A. ’16 is a passionate storyteller who led a “photovoice” project on youth unemployment in Nyanga, Cape Town and Gaborone, Botswana as part of her African Studies research. Through her photovoice project, Soon-Shiong sought to help members of the communities she visited be heard by giving them cameras and asking them to document their experiences.
The Who’s Teaching Us movement has called for an increase in non-western study abroad locations.
We ought to participate in and work with what we already have, instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. If we want to change the campus culture around service, we as students, as individuals, need to take the initiative and engage more. We need to bury our egos, stop pointing our fingers at the university, and actually put in some effort ourselves.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is offering eight overseas seminars for Summer 2014, including two locations in England, one in Ghana and one in Ecuador.
It took two years of hammering out the details, but BOSP administrators officially made the decision to move forward with a 2014 summer quarter program in Santiago and also recently announced the plans for one in Cape Town in 2015.