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Ubuntu Dialogues Student Exchange & Internship Program

The internship program allows students from Stellenbosch University and MSU to gain practical experience working in cultural heritage institutions in the partner countries. Each year 10 MSU students and 10 Stellenbosch University students are recruited and placed as interns at partner institutions in South Africa and in the U.S., respectively. The internship program engages a wide array of campus and off-campus partners in providing participating students a robust global community engaged learning experience: Stellenbosch University Museum, Robben Island Museum, Lwandle Migrant Labor Museum, and Iziko Museums of South Africa; and the MSU Museum, MSU Library, Matrix, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. At MSU, the students will be recruited from underrepresented minority groups enrolled in Museum Studies, History and African and African American Studies programs, while in South Africa preference will be given to students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

2020 Cohort (selected participants)

Stellenbosch University

  • Bryan U. Kauma
  • Leya Mgebisa
  • Mofihli Teleki
  • Beaurel Visser
  • Lerato Machetela
  • Nosipiwo Matiwane
  • Zimkitha Ludongo
  • Curtley Solomons
  • Tebogo Radebe
  • Precious Simba

Michigan State University

  • Layla Brooks
  • Javohn Dyer-Smith
  • Aria Frawley
  • Natalie Kagole
  • Jakob Myers
  • Benedict Nsenga
  • Madison Pehringer
  • Michelle Ratchford
  • Abigail Rhoades
  • Lillian Young