South Africa Study Tour Participant Bloggers Take You Along for the Experience

Follow along to experience the sights, sounds, and schools of South Africa with the participants via their blogs.

This year, 10 New Jersey educators traveled to South Africa to participate in the ninth annual South Africa Initiative study tour, and this time, they brought you along too. Or at least it feels like it.

From the flight into Johannesburg to the front row of a Zakhele primary school classroom, a tour of Robben Island to greening with the Amy Biehl Foundation, several of this year's study tour participants shared their experiences while abroad via their blogs.

Click on the links below to hear their stories, see their photos, and view their videos:

About the GSE South Africa Initiative (SAI)

Founded in 2001, the Rutgers Graduate School of Education South Africa Initiative is an interdisciplinary program composed of a variety of activities centered around an annual study tour to South Africa. Since its inception, the program has provided the opportunity for more than 100 American educators to participate in a teacher exchange program enabling them to interact with, and learn from, teachers and students in South African schools. Additional information is available by visiting or contacting Dr. Darren Clarke at