2009 Africa Summer Study Tour

Students in the South Africa on the Africa Summer TourIn 2009, Dr. Robert Miller and students from the UAlbany School of Social Welfare traveled to urban and rural areas in Ethiopia and South Africa to examine gender rights, child welfare, capacity building, HIV, and community development from an international perspective. This was the 10th study tour.

The Summer Study Tour to Africa with Dr. Miller is strategically designed to offer 'hands on' opportunities for participants to learn about culture, history, difference, strength, survival, leadership planning, and policy. Visits to villages, cultural markets, and meetings with local community members are used to provide experiential learning. Arranged visits to public and private agencies enable participants to examine delivery of services as well as exchange and share ideas with community based practitioners. The tour was founded in 2000 by Distinguished Professor Shirley Jones.

The 2010 tour dates are July 17 - August 14, 2010, subject to change, and the itinerary includes Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.

The deadline to register for the 2011 tour is March 15, 2011.

Washington D.C. – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


2009 Scheduled Time

2009 Free Time


  • U.S. Embassy
  • Trampled Rose Residence (Social Agency)
  • Fistula Hospital
  • University of Addis Ababa
  • Historical Museum

Open Markets
Textile Shops
Cultural Centers

South Africa

  • Soweto and Johannesburg
  • Hani Baragwanath Hospital
  • Former home of Nelson Mandela
  • Hector Peterson Museum


South Africa

  • Tour City of Cape Town
  • University of Cape Town
  • Meet with activists in community development
  • A critical and historical perspective through the living museum in District Six
  • Weltevreden Housing Development
  • Take a gift to the Sakhumz Children’s Orphanage
  • Robben Island and cell of Nelson Mandela

Greenmarket Square

South Africa


The “fun never sets”

Johannesburg, South Africa – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Washington, D.C.

Summer Study program and financial information
[click on “U.S.- African Partnership” then “Summer – Faculty Led”]