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2019 Summer Programs in Africa


Survey of Current Issues in African Migration: A Fieldwork Practicum

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international agency in the field of migration, spearheading programs on brain drain and diaspora engagement, refugee resettlement, counter-trafficking, voluntary return and reintegration, migration health, labor migration, and border management. This fieldwork practicum provides unique access to IOM’s technical cooperation and capacity-building projects in Ghana and exposes students to the complexities of implementing humanitarian and development programs. You may work in Accra or rural areas alongside professionals in the field. (3 credits; IRP/ANT 400/600/PAI 600)

South Africa

South Africa Immersion: A Global Health Education Experience

You will travel to Grahamstown, South Africa, where you will collaborate with local community partners to implement and evaluate a mutually-designed health education program. You will also have the opportunity to visit local NGOs and community clinics, attend lectures by SU and Rhodes University faculty and local community experts, and immerse yourself in the history, education, health, and culture of South Africa. (3 credits; HTW/NSD 400/600)


Experiencing Education in Rural and Urban Settings in Kenya

Travel to Kenya to be immersed in the Kenyan educational system and experience rural and urban life and school settings. You will work with students and teachers in classrooms in a rural day secondary school and an urban boarding secondary school. Beginning and ending in Nairobi, you will also visit Ugweri and Embu, spend overnight by a water hole and salt lick in the Aberdare National Park, and cross the equator near Mt. Kenya. (3 credits; EDU 400/600)