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Completed South Africa Field Study

Cape Town, South Africa— Tak­ing the class­room beyond Boston, forty stu­dents from North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity con­sulted with local entre­pre­neurs and busi­ness stu­dents in Cape Town, South Africa on a four week Field Study Pro­gram. Led by the Col­lege of Busi­ness Administration’s Social Enter­prise Insti­tute (SEI), the trip pro­vided stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to see first­hand the emerg­ing econ­omy of South Africa and effec­tive ways for busi­ness to end poverty.

The four week trip began with a glimpse into South Africa’s apartheid past through a tour of Robben Island with anti-apartheid activist and for­mer polit­i­cal pris­oner, Ahmed Kathrada. On the tiny island, the soft spo­ken for­mer pris­oner led stu­dents on a per­son­al­ized tour around Robben Island where Kathrada was jailed with for­mer South African Pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela for almost three decades.

 

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