• I have found the community and hospitality of staff and students at UNIZULU to be truly remarkable.  At all times, the spirit of learning together and working to educate students for a better world is clear and present.  UNIZULU is a long way from my home in the mountains of North Carolina, USA – yet I never stop finding reasons to return to this beautiful campus and its warm community.

Dr Suzi Mills, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University, North Carolina USA

  • When we arrived at the University of Zululand we did not know what to expect. As pre-med students it was important that our participation in the Elizabeth Minority Health International Research Training (E-MHIRT) bore fruit. At the end of the two months, we were confident young researchers that defended their preliminary findings openly. We made friends with UNIZULU students as we worked with some in the laboratory and met some during our walkabout on campus. The homestay and cultural experiences were some of the things we took back with us.

      Quan and Ashley   E-MHIRT 2006, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina, USA

  • I enjoyed my time at Zululand. The classes were different. I made a lot of friends in class and at the residences where I lived. Joining the University choir allowed me to travel to Gauteng and Durban. The choir welcomed me and treated me like everybody else. I was kept very busy but Ana’s illness always hung like a threat over an otherwise unforgettable academic and cultural experience.

Priscilla Okwaro, 2ND Year Exchange student 2010, Benedict College, South Carolina, USA

  • The time we spent in Zululand was different from our time in Johannesburg and Durban. Those of us who were coming for the first time were apprehensive on arrival; but this fear soon dissipates as soon as we met our hosts. Sthembiso Nkosi took us around the campus and informed us what the University had to offer. On the walkabouts students were friendly and stopped to chat. In class we were humbled by the stories on how the Pedagogy of Action module impacted communities through the tireless advocacy of Peer Educators. The University of Zululand will always have a piece of my heart.

Whitney Grant, Pedagogy of Action (POA) Team Member 2011, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA