Study Abroad in Africa

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Please note: coursework and housing are subject to change based on availability.

Study in Yaounde, Cameroon: a unique city affected by German, Belgian, and French influences which now stands as the country’s commercial and communications hub.

Host Institution: The SIT Cameroon Development and Social Change program is based in Yaounde, Cameroon in West Africa. 
Course Highlights: Students examine the development, changing cultures, politics, and economy of Cameroon and explore the immigrant experience of Cameroonians in France by spending a week in France.  
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in fields like Politics, Anthropology, African History, and Sociology.
Housing: Homestay accommodation

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Study in Accra, Ghana and redefine the way we think about Africa in modern social, political, and economic contexts.

Host Institution: The SIT Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century program is based in the Ghanaian capital city of Accra, the third-largest city in West Africa. 
Course Highlights: The program rethinks the way in which Westerns perceive Africa through case studies on the intersection of society, economy and technology. Ghana an ideal arena in which to live and study as you develop a critical perspective on mainstream representations of African societies.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in fields like Politics, Anthropology, African History, and Sociology.
Housing: Homestay accommodation.

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Study in Kisumu, Kenya: the third largest city in the country, and the heart of the Lake Region Economic Bloc.

Host Institution: The SIT Kenya Urbanization, Health and Human Rights program is based in Kisumu, Kenya. 
Course Highlights: This program explores the East African nation’s most pressing contemporary societal challenges, including rapid urbanization, health and access to healthcare, as well as human rights. This program gives you the unique opportunity to attend classes at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, which hosts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to travel to Rwanda and Uganda for additional learning. 
Majors: Humanities, business and liberal arts with a strong academic background and interest in human rights/development work.
Housing: Homestay accommodation.

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Study in Kigali, Rwanda: the capital city and the largest economic, cultural, and political center of modern Rwanda!

Host Institution: The SIT Rwanda Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding program is based in Kigali, Rwanda in East Africa. 
Course Highlights: Students examine the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and that country’s efforts to foster peace, unity, and reconciliation. In addition, students will also travel to northern Uganda to experience everyday life in this post-conflict region and learn how collective strategies of remembrance are being used to counteract genocide denial.
Majors: Humanities, Business and Liberal Arts with a strong academic background and interest in peacebuilding/development work.
Housing: Homestay accommodation.

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The program is based in Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, located on the Atlantic Coast.

Host Institution: SIT Senegal: Global Security and Religious Pluralism program is based in the coastal city of Dakar
Course Highlights: Examine Senegalese Islamic practice in the context of Senegal's traditional secular republicanism. This program also travels to Morocco for a comparative excursion. Students will examine the religious and political relations between Morocco's and Senegal's Sufi orders, and how their histories shaped the relations between religion and politics.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts with an interest in topics related to Politics, History, Economics, and Sociology.
Housing: Students reside in homestay accommodation with local families.

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This program is based in Senegal's capital and largest city, Dakar, located on the Atlantic Coast.

Host Institution: SIT Senegal: Hip-hop, African Diaspora and Decolonial Futures program is based in the coastal city of Dakar.
Course Highlights: Explore hip-hop as a philosophical, political, and economic force in Africa. You’ll learn about the way disenfranchised diasporic communities engage critically with the social and political realities of the world since the 1970s. You’ll also trace the development and adaptation of hip-hop, exploring the diasporic exchanges that led to its emergence in Africa and the ways African hip-hop artists question eurocentrism and global capitalism.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts with an interest in topics related to Sociology.
Housing: Students reside in homestay accommodation with local families.

Study in Durban on South Africa's Indian Ocean coast and learn while traveling to a diversity of location across the country.

Host Institution: The School for International Training (SIT) is an accredited degree-granting institution registered in the Republic of South Africa to administer this program. 
Course Highlights: The SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy program explores community-based health from a South African perspective, examining the roles of national and regional governments, the media, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in mobilizing community assets.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Public Health and Liberal Arts with an interest in fields like health, community development, and politics.
Housing: Homestay accommodation 

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Study in Cape Town and explore an eclectic mix of cultures and identities while living in one of Africa's most famous and diverse cities.

Host Institution: The SIT South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program is based in Cape Town but travels widely across the nation to explore historical and contemporary multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in the South African context. 
Course Highlights: Students experience an important time in the nation's history as South Africans continue to address the legacy of apartheid alongside contemporary human rights issues.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in fields like Politics, Anthropology, African History, and Sociology.
Housing: Homestay accommodation

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Study in Durbin on South Africa's Indian Ocean coast while exploring sociopolitical issues across multiple African nations.

Host Institution: The SIT South Africa: Social and Political Transformation program is based in the cosmopolitan coastal city of Durban but travels across South Africa and into neighboring Swaziland and Mozambique to examine the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dynamics of this diverse region in transition. 
Course Highlight: Students benefit from unparalleled engagement with renowned activists, intellectuals, and political leaders in each of these three countries.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Journalism, Writing, Media Production, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in topics related to Politics, History, Economics, and Sociology. 
Housing: Homestay accommodation 

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Study in Kampala, Uganda's vibrant capital city and a hub for global development organizations and investment in East Africa.

Host Institution: This program examines contemporary development in Africa through case studies on health, environment, gender, and civil society. Working alongside Ugandan university peers, SIT students travel across the country and into neighboring Rwanda to study and compare development models at a wide range of cultural, historical, and environmental sites.
Course Highlights: Working alongside Ugandan university peers, SIT students travel across the country and into neighboring Rwanda to study and compare development models at a wide range of cultural, historical, and environmental sites.
Majors: Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Liberal Arts with an interest in topics related to Politics, History, Economics, and Sociology.
Housing: Homestay accommodation.

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