Seeking Justice: South Africa and Rwanda (ATS3314)

Unit Code: ATS3314 / APG4314
Credit Points:12
Coordinator: Dr Noah Shenker
Season: Winter Study Tour
Location: Rwanda & South Africa
On campus Teaching: N/A
Overseas Dates: N/A
Pre-departure session (compulsory): N/A
Application Details:Applications open start of semester 2 2020

Program details

This unit will bring together students from Monash campuses in Australia and South Africa to study the contemporary histories of post-genocide and post-conflict societies, through two specific cases: the South African approach after apartheid and local and global responses to the Rwandan genocide. Held in the winter semester as a two-week intensive, students will spend a week in Johannesburg and a week in Rwanda exploring public debates on memory and justice through visits to memorial sites and museums. Places to be explored include Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, the Murambi genocide memorial, and a Gacaca village trial.

Additional program details

  • This unit runs every second year
  • Sensitive and confronting content will be covered in this unit
  • Visit Smarttraveller for more information on vaccinations, local laws and entry requirements for Rwanda & South Africa


Deposit:$500 deposit is due at time of application
Total Program fee:TBC

All program fees are paid to Reho Study tours (Our Travel Service Provider). Payment process outlined in the MAP application portal.

*Please note that the deposit is non-refundable except in the case that your application is not successful.

Included in the program fee:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation

Not included in the program fee:

  • Visas
  • Spending money
  • Tuition fees. Monash students will be charged fees according to their funding status.

*Please review the full list of inclusions and exclusions outlined in the Monash Abroad Portal (MAP) and Reho Study Tours cancellation policy.

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Travel Information

Visa Information & Vaccinations

Please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smart Traveller website for up-to-date information on visas and health and vaccination requirements for South Africa and Rwanda.

Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

Travel Insurance

All outgoing students will receive complimentary travel insurance. To view the coverage, visit the Monash Abroad website.

**Students should not make travel arrangements until after your application is successful and program participation has been confirmed by the Faculty