"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela
At Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University we offer study abroad students the opportunity to make a difference in communities where assistance is much needed. Students can volunteer through our service learning initiatives by assisting at one of our approved community service learning projects.
This service learning is offered as a credit bearing module where students can obtain 8 NMMU credits (2 USA credits / 4 ECTS credits) for volunteering 2 hours per week, attending community service learning workshops and submitting a journal and visual presentation on their experiences at the projects.
Students who have too many credits or very little time in their university study timetable but would love to give back and make a difference are also welcome to volunteer without obtaining the credits or submitting a journal and presentation. These students are, however, encouraged to attend the workshops as these provide the necessary platform and guidance when volunteering in South African communities.
At Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University we strive to live by one of our core values, the spirit of Ubuntu, meaning "humanity to others" and "I am what I am because of who we all are". So what are you waiting for live the spirit of Ubuntu and Make a Difference in the lives of others.
Nelson Mandela Speaking on Ubuntu: