Programs : Brochure
Law, Societies, and Justice South Africa: Comparative Criminal Justice - The U.S. and South Africa (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
- Program Terms: Summer B-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer B-Term
|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Academic Term||Summer B|
|July 19 - August 19, 2018 (Travel Dates: August 8- August 19, 2018)|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,450|
|Credits||10 UW credits|
|Prerequisites||Students must have completed at least three core courses in Law, Societies, and Justice|
|Program Directors||Steve Herbert; Katherine Beckett|
|Program Manager||Katherine Kroeger | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31, 2018|
|Information Sessions||January 9, 2:30 p.m.; January 12, 1:30 p.m.; January 17, 10 a.m.; all in Smith M261..|
|General||This course enables students an opportunity to better understand and compare the criminal justice systems in Seattle and Cape Town. Through immersive experiences in each city, students will understand how policies are developed and enacted by multiple actors in the criminal justice system.|
This study abroad course will compare criminal justice institutions and practices in the United States and South Africa. The first half of the course will take place in Seattle, and will focus on the U.S. The second half will take place in South Africa. In each instance, the goal will be to immerse students as much as possible, through field excursions to such places as court, jail and prison. Instruction in Cape Town will be overseen by colleagues at the University of Cape Town. The UW students will be co-students with their counterparts from UCT. The course will enable students to understand criminal justice processes in an immersive fashion in each setting, and to then compare and contrast those processes from one context to the other.
University of Washington; University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town has a guest house where rooms have been booked. The rooms contain a kitchenette, and there is a larger communal kitchen that all can share.
Students must have completed at least three core courses in Law, Societies, and Justice.
10 UW Credits
Put This is the first part of a two-course sequence that will enable students to compare criminal justice institutions and processes in two contexts, Seattle and Cape Town. This Seattle-based course will include an overview of the key components of the critical justice process -- police, courts and corrections. Students will use close readings of texts, engaged classroom conversations, and field excursions to understand and analyze the central dynamics that drive the criminal justice process.
Learning goals include:
This is the second part of a two-course sequence that will enable students to compare criminal justice institutions and processes in two contexts, Seattle and Cape Town. This Cape Town-based course will include an overview of the key components of the critical justice process -- police, courts and corrections. Students will use close readings of texts, engaged classroom conversations, and field excursions to understand and analyze the central dynamics that drive the criminal justice process.
Learning goals include:
Law, Societies, and Justice, Program Director
Law, Societies, and Justice, Program Co-Director
Included in the program fee:
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
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The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.