You Can Take a Bold Sabbatical

David Cutler for The Chronicle

July 17, 2017 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

My wife, our three children, and I arrived in Durban, South Africa, in August 2001 with 16 pieces of luggage and a letter of invitation from the University of KwaZulu-Natal — ready for a year’s stay while I studied the cultures and media systems...

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