IES Abroad Celebrates South Africa Week at the University of Richmond

You are here

In honor of International Education Week (November 12-16), Cape Town Center Director Natanya van der Lingen, IES Abroad Faculty Member Dr. Carla Lever, and College Relations Manager Noelle Baldwin joined 50 members of the University of Richmond's international community for South Africa Week to celebrate and educate the Richmond community on South Africa. 

South Africa Week included themes of justice, reconciliation, commemoration, and environmental stewardship. These themes were explored during a range of on-campus activities that involved students, faculty, staff, and collaborators from South Africa. Check out a few of our favorite highlights from the week! 

The "Bok Walk"

The “Bok Walk” launched South Africa Week at University of Richmond. Local dancers and drummers and collaborators from South Africa led members of the campus community who gathered at the Forum to the International Commons for a continental breakfast and short program highlighting events and themes for the week.

 

Game Time 

During the University of Richmond vs. St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men’s basketball game South Africa Week visitors, as well as University of Richmond students who studied abroad in South Africa, were recognized during half time. Natanya, Carla, and Noelle jumped right into the action taking a selfie on center court. 

 

Conversation on Commemoration and Protest

Dr. Carla Lever, IES Abroad Cape Town Faculty Member, joined University of Richmond professors, Dr. Laura Browder, Professor of American Studies, and Dr. Lauranett Lee, Founding Curator of African American History at the Virginia Historical Society, for a conversation on Commemoration and Protest in South Africa. 

 

Studying Abroad & Traveling in South Africa
Natanya, Carla, and Noelle met amazing people connected to South Africa while at the University of Richmond during International Education Week. Natanya presented an open session on studying abroad in South Africa, where she shared her experiences as the Center Director of IES Abroad Cape Town and as a resident of South Africa.

Learn more about studying abroad in South Africa. We can’t wait to see where your study abroad adventure takes you!

Recent news & press

Jun 19 9:00am
Barcelona

From Barcelona to a Career in Radio—Alum of the Month Bennett Wakenight

by IES Abroad

Meet Bennett Wakenight (IES Abroad Barcelona, Spring 2014), Executive Producer at WGN Radio in Chicago. Read on to learn how study abroad impacted Bennett's ability to look at stories from a different angle, and his full-circle moment when IES Abroad President and CEO Mary Dwyer was featured on WGN Radio’s morning business show, “The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich” last month.

Jun 7 2:44pm

Words of Wisdom from IES Abroad Dads

by IES Abroad

For every corny but loveable dad joke out there is a gem of fatherly advice, and the fathers at IES Abroad can prove it.

Jun 6 4:12pm

Abby Baric Receives PR Talent's 30 Under 30 Award

by IES Abroad

Congratulations to IES Abroad Senior Communications Manager Abby Baric for being named one of Publicity Club of Chicago's 30 Under 30, a prestigious award that's designed to recognize the young rock stars of the public relations industry.

May 21 4:15pm

Introducing Our Summer 2019 Student Correspondents

by IES Abroad

We’re excited to have 29 IES Abroad Correspondents sharing their writing, photography, video, and other creative projects with us in Summer 2019.

May 9 9:13pm

"The Company Helping to Give Generations a Global Perspective": IES Abroad President & CEO Interviewed on WGN Radio Chicago

by IES Abroad

IES Abroad President & CEO Mary M. Dwyer, Ph.D., discussed all-things study abroad on WGN Radio's “The Opening Bell with Steve Grzanich”.

May 8 11:11am

10 Study Abroad Instagram Photos from March & April 2019

by IES Abroad

These Instagram photos will make you want to spring forward into study abroad!