South Africa: Educating a Diverse Nation (July 25-August 4, 2019)

Cape Town, South Africa



In South Africa, July 25-August 4, 2019, we will hold wide-ranging dialogue around the nation’s evolving education policy and its implications for a new generation of young leaders.  Western Cape province is our destination. Western Cape province promotes the foundational elements of education.  It sits at the southwestern tip of South Africa.  It includes the world-class city of Cape Town, and the small towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl.

The theme of our 12-day program is: “South Africa: A strategy for educating a diverse nation”.  Our program features university workshops, school & other site visits, and wide-ranging dialogue; the discussions and workshops will be led by South African educators whose collective efforts seek to create high-quality accessible education for a diverse population of students.

We’ll be joined by formidable active and retired educators, many of whom served in the forefront of the political struggles of the 1970s and ’80s – right up to freedom in 1994.  Throughout, these esteemed colleagues will share their professional experiences and personal reflections with us.

South Africa is a nation of many cultures, 11 official languages, and a great variety of religious faiths, histories, and traditions. Our workshops will focus on how educators instruct youth from multiple communities, ethnicities, and life experiences.  We will discuss issues inherent in the transformation of the curriculum and the teaching culture from apartheid-era education policies to a policy that tries to reach all learners at all levels.

You will interact directly with local academics, education consultants, and activists – and also make optional visits to world-famous historical sites and museums; attend concerts; and become involved in the spirited everyday life of the modern South African nation.

Our 2019 professional development program to South Africa offers a unique chance for BPS educators to reinforce their schools’ commitments to global education, with opportunities to understand the South African education system, best practices in teaching, 21st century diversity training, and innovation in curriculum development and strategy.

Dates, Pricing & Daily Agendas

PROGRAM DATES are July 25-August 4, 2019

PRICING is set at $3400 per person sharing. (Single room is an additional $400.) This includes:

  • Registration for 5 days of professional development, to include seminars, professional programming, university and school-visits and honoraria
  • International airfare from Boston International Airport, and domestic flights within South Africa
  • 9 nights’ shared accommodation (Single room an additional $400)
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 5 lunches (Monday through Friday)
  • Luxury coach transport in South Africa, with professional local guiding
  • Daily luxury transfers to/from all meetings/professional events (Monday through Friday)
  • Orientation to Cape Town & weekend cultural tours


Fungai Kanogoiwa
Tel. (703) 549 9115

Aaron Casey
Tel. (202) 421 4417


Initial Deposit due October 1, 2018
Amount Due $500.00

2nd Payment December 15, 2018
Amount Due $500.00

3rd Payment March 1, 2019
Amount Due $1,200.00

Final Payment May 15, 2019
Amount Due $1,200.00

**Note: Registration remains open!  If you wish to join this program after one or more of the payment deadlines has passed, please simply add the passed amounts together when registering.**


Single room supplement
Amount Due $400.00

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Reservations & Cancellations

Cancellation by the traveler within the 90-day period immediately prior to departure will result in the full or partial forfeiture of your balance paid, according to the following schedule:

90 to 65 days: 50 percent of total payment

60 to 45 days: 60 percent of total payment

44 to 30 days: 80 percent of total payment

29 to 0 days: 100 percent of total payment

Cancellation must be made in writing, and will be effective upon the date that we receive it in our offices.

Please note that, of the total payment made, $500 is non-refundable upon signing this contract.

Travel Documents

It is solely the responsibility of the client to ensure that his/her travel documents; inoculations; and medical, baggage, travel, & default insurance, etc. are in order prior to departure.

Liability of Alterra Consulting

Alterra acts as an agent for the principals. Accordingly, Alterra assumes no liability for loss or damage that any passenger may suffer as a result of the failure of such principals to fulfill their obligations, in relation to travel arrangements, accommodation, transfers, tours, or other items.


Neither Alterra Consulting, nor any person acting for, through or on behalf of Alterra, shall be liable for loss, delay, accidents, or inconvenience to any persons or their luggage or property as may arise as a result of flight delays, bad weather, strikes, negligence, or any other cause which is beyond the control of Alterra Consulting.


The jurisdiction for disputes that may arise will be Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

A Note about Travel Insurance

While travel insurance is optional, we suggest that delegates consider securing it to protect their investment in this program. If Alterra cancels a program, all payments will be fully refunded. However, when individual travelers cancel their own participation, some payments made are not refundable, depending on time of cancellation. We can recommend TravelSafe of Wyomissing, PA ( as a reliable, reputable insurer.