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South Africa 2016

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We want every interested student to have the chance to experience one of our Global Services Programs. If you would like to contribute a donation towards student accessibility for these immersive, international experiences, click the link above and then select a designation of “Other.” On the next page, make sure to enter “Office of Active Citizenship and Service” as the designation. In special comments, add in “student financial aid for global programs” so we can make sure to connect your contribution to the fund. Thank you for continuing your commitment to the Global OACS community!

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Student Reflections

Some of the best aspects of the trip were “Get[ting] to go into the communities and empathize and talk to the people in a way that wasn’t disingenuous; being able to connect with the because because of being able to understand their circumstances. Seeing some of the more relevant museums.”


 “Thank you very much for changing my life for the better. This trip has not only been the highlight of my Vanderbilt experience but is a reminder, a motivation, a juggernaut that propels me to do good and fight for justice in my sphere of influence and beyond.”

Meet the 2016 South Africa Cohort

Interested in hearing their stories? Read their blogs here!

Partner Organizations

Missionvale Care Centre
Kurios Trend Community Resource Center

Community Partners

The OACS Global Service Program in South Africa would not be possible without our trusted and longstanding partnership with the Nichols Humanitarian Fund.