With a history rich in tragedy and triumph, South Africa proved the perfect destination for two CLU students to combine study abroad and service learning. Last spring, upperclassmen Jenna Finch and Greg Lehman spent the semester taking classes in community and economic development, as well as Afrikaans language, at the University of Stellenbosch. They also worked with disadvantaged youths in the townships of Klapmuts and Sir Lowry Pass. The opportunity allowed them to experience South Africa from the inside, learning about that nation while contributing their time to make personal connections with individuals. With travel programs to Africa, Europe, Australia, South America, and Asia, 125 CLU students are heading overseas this year in semester-long study opportunities, while another 50 will head out on short-term trips and service-learning tours.

BROAD SANDS, turquoise water, long walk...Greg Lehman at Cape Point.

"ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS I've ever done" describes Jenna Finch of her time learning and working with children in an HIV/AIDS support group in South Africa.

SWINGING THROUGH TREES takes protective headgear, as Greg Lehman and friends discover.

SOUTHERN CLIMES: Cape Town beckons from the slopes of Table Mountain.

SMILES TRANSCEND Afrikaans and English, as shown by the children in this HIV/AIDS support group near Somerset West.

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