South Africa Study Abroad

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Elon University’s South Africa winter term study abroad program provides the framework for the Global Links Library and Literacy Campaign, which establishes and or develops the resources of libraries in schools and community centers in South Africa and the United States for the purpose of: improving literacy and the love of reading; fostering cross-cultural understanding among constituents through a global book club and reading program; providing tutorial and technological support to program constituents; and providing students with virtual and mortar-and-brick environments through which they can create and share original artistic pieces, such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and other original work of art.

For students and learners, the program is designed to:
¦use literature to improve reading competency
¦foster multicultural awareness and understanding through literature
¦raise students’ global awareness of crises, events, and lifestyles in other areas of the world
¦develop student technological competencies with computers, software, and learning tools like blogs so that they may express opinions and share views on varied subjects
¦foster friendship among students of similar ages in various countries and communities, and help them accept differences and find commonalities with others

For our community partners, the program is designed to:
¦increase patron usage of the participating libraries
¦increase literacy and reading competencies among elementary, middle school, and high school student participants in the program
¦grow new, long-term partnerships between Elon and local and global community partners

To learn more about how you, your school, organization, or agency can join the program, or to make a tax-deductible donation towards books, computers, or other technologies, contact:

Dr. Prudence Layne
GLLC/Elon University
Campus Box 2338
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-5618


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Prudence Layne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English &
Coordinator of African/African-American Studies

2338 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
Phone: 336-278-5618 • Fax: 336-278-2014