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GHC professor traveling to explore post-apartheid South Africa

February 10, 2017 GMT

Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of Sociology Christina Wolfe will visit South Africa in March.

The trip is part of the University of South Carolina’s International Perspectives on Higher Education.

“We will be visiting universities throughout Johannesburg and Cape Town to explore how education has changed in post-apartheid South Africa,” Wolfe said.

The goal of the trip is to discover South Africa’s cultural, historic and educational experiences while learning as much as possible about educational transitions at institutions of higher education after apartheid.

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“I love to travel and have never been to the African continent, so I’m very excited about seeing the country,” Wolfe said. “Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I’m particularly excited about visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela — along with many other political prisoners — were held during the apartheid era.”

She said the best part of participating in the IPHE program is going to be what she will be able to bring back with her to share with her students at GHC.