November 12 - November 16, 2018


Thank you for taking on our challenge inspired by beautiful South Africa! At the end of International Education Week, we will select the three individual participants and one team with the highest number of points earned throughout the week to receive South Africa-inspired prizes.

First Place: Springbok Rugby Hat & an African Penguin Sponsorship

Wow, way to go, you got first place! Stay warm all winter and represent South Africa’s favorite rugby team with a cozy Springbok hat, and help rehabilitate African penguins with an Adopt-a-Penguin Sponsorship through SANCCOB Seabird Rescue. This sponsorship provides food, medication, and rehabilitation care for injured African penguins until they are healthy enough to be released back into its natural habitat. You will receive a photo and certificate of adoption for your penguin.

Second Place: South African Cookbook & Spices

Amazing, you did a great job this week! Experience some flavors of South Africa through hundreds of authentic recipes from a South African cookbook. We’ll even help you get started with a set of commonly used spices.

Third Place: Bird of Paradise Plant

You built some amazing sustainable habits this week! Get a daily dose of South Africa with a bird of paradise plant to put by your bed or in your favorite study spot. These vibrant flowers are native to South Africa and can be found on the country’s 50 cent piece.

Team Prize: “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

The team with the top number of points will receive a copy of “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah for each of its team members. Trevor is a native of South Africa and currently hosts the Daily Show. His book, both serious and humorous in turn, reflects on his upbringing as the child of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother during apartheid, when his parents’ relationship was punishable by up to five years in jail.