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Service Learning and Literacy in Malawi, Africa


May 29 - June 11, 2024


Program Fee: $5500
*Includes roundtrip airfare from Dulles, housing, some meals and several excursions. 

Deposit Deadline:  Dec. 1, 2023

Submit your deposit here.

Program fee does not include tuition, visa fee, additional required vaccinations or the study abroad fee.

Study Abroad Application $150.00 Fee to the Education Abroad Office for administrative preparation.
Tuition Varies Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.
Travel to/from Dulles (Washington, D.C.) Varies Students are responsible for travel to/from Dulles (Washington, D.C.) airport as instructed by faculty for group travel to Malawi.
International Insurance $35.36 Fee that the Education Abroad office adds to each students bill who studies abroad.  The policy provides medical and mental health coverage, but it is NOT trip interruption insurance.
Travel visa to Malawi $100  
Additional vaccinations $100-$200 REQUIRED: Yellow Fever
OPTIONAL: Cholera, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid

The Class

Taught by:  Professor Van Kornegay, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Dr. Andrea Tanner, Professor and Associate Dean, South Carolina Honors College |

Pre-requisites:  There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Attributes:  Fulfills Honors Beyond the Classroom or Social /Behavioral Science requirement. Fulfills journalism and mass communications elective credit.

Experience firsthand, some of the challenges facing citizens in Malawi, Africa, connect with local organizations and engage in meaningful discussions with their leaders, and participate in important service projects in local African communities. Discover the magnificent beauty of the people and the countryside (no tour buses for us!) and be immersed in hands-on international service learning and leadership activities while also participating in fun and exhilarating travel and adventure, including an African safari and an overnight excursion to Lake Malawi, one of the largest lakes in the world. One of the primary goals of the course is to incorporate Cocky’s Reading Express (CRE) into our service work in Malawi.

Travel Itinerary


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