Fordham University's Ubuntu program takes its name from the South African humanist philosophy that holds as its central tenet that a person is a person through other persons. In other words, you are who you are because of your interaction with the community around you; if the community thrives then you will thrive.
Ubuntu is a community-engaged learning program as we split our time between taking classes and working in local communities. Two of our classes are taken at the University of Pretoria with local students. The remaining two classes are designed especially for us in order to learn about South Africa's history and development. Our 4 community sites are located around Pretoria and mostly focus on working in schools.
Although we are based in Pretoria we will be traveling together to Swaziland, Cape Town, Durban, North West, Limpopo, and Kruger National Park!