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Africa Consultants International
Exchanges, language instruction, videos, publications on development, health (HIV/AIDS) activities. Founded in 1984 by Lillian Baer and Gary Engelberg (former Peace Corps Volunteers).Based in Dakar, Senegal.http://www.acibaobab.org/
American Institute for Foreign Study
Has academic year and summer programs at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. As of 2003 one semester at Stellenbosch was $8,695, an academic year was $15,890. Read student accounts about their experiences. AIFS, a privately owned U.S. corporation, is based in Stamford, Connecticut. [KF] http://www.aifsabroad.com/
American University - Study Abroad in Kenya
An Enclave Program is open to non-American University students. Cost c. $4000-5000. http://auabroad.american.edu/enclave/nairobi.cfm
Arcadia University. Center for Education Abroad - West African Biodiversity and Economic Development
The program fee is approx. $10,000. "Arcadia University offers a fall semester in Equatorial Guinea, Western Central Africa. The program is based at La Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial on Bioko Island, a hotspot for cultural and biological diversity in the Bight of Biafra. Participating students live in a spacious program house in the capital city of Malabo and attend classes taught primarily in English alongside students from the local University. Coursework includes project-oriented learning in forests, local schools, or the community." http://www.arcadiaabroad.com/
Augsburg College, Center for Global Education - Study in Southern Africa
For undergraduates they have programs in Namibia and South Africa. The College, in Minneapolis, MN, is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Churcn (US). http://www.augsburg.edu/global/map.html
Boston University. International Programs
Has a semester or academic year program in Niger. About half of the students on BU programs come from Boston University; the others come from hundreds of schools across the United States and abroad. http://www.bu.edu/abroad/
Connect-123 Study and Internship Programs
"Study and Internship Programs assists university students in finding challenging internships in a wide range of fields in Cape Town, South Africa. Our area of focus spans from engineering and business to health care, human rights and journalism." Links students with Cape Town projects. Secure housing, logistics support. Study abroad programs are fully accredited by the University of Cape Town. In 2008 expects over 250 student participants. Founded by Steven Levy. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.http://www.connect-123.com
Council on International Educational Exchange
Study abroad for college students in Botswana, Ghana, Dakar, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa. Has the report for each country director, student evaluation of each program. The Council publishes the Journal of Studies in International Educational Exchange. Offers summer faculty seminars (Botswana, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa). Based in New York city. [KF] http://www.ciee.org/
Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (Carlisle, PA)
Full text articles. http://www.frontiersjournal.com/issues/vol6/

Area Studies in the Age of Globalization, by
David Ludden
African Studies and Study Abroad, by
David T. Lloyd
Globalization and Study Abroad: An Illusion of Paradox, by
Richard Falk and Nancy A. Kanach
Book Review: African Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum
Georgetown University. Sponsored Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Their summer Tanzania program is open to non-Georgetown students. Their other programs in Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania (year-long program) are only open to Georgetown students. Part of the university's Overseas Studies programs. http://www.georgetown.edu/programs/oip/os/sites/africa/
Global Youth Connect
Study tour to Rwanda; cost approx. $2,000. May have internships. Hafsat Abiola was on the founding steering committee. Based in Woodstock, New York. [KF] http://www.globalyouthconnect.org/
GoAbroad.com
"source for study abroad, language schools, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, teach abroad, jobs abroad, US Universities, Eco-Travel around the world..." Select by country or type or work, internship, area of study, etc.. http://www.goabroad.com/
IIE Passport, Living and Learning Abroad
The Institute of International Education, a non-profit in New York city, is the largest educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S. "offers a comprehensive search for study abroad programs." Select a continent, country, city, field of study academic level, whether U.S. accredited, duration of program, cost, language, etc. Searches can be saved for future use if you have registered, with a password (is free). Has a link to the U.S. passport application site. http://www.iiepassport.org
Indiana University and University of Oregon, Dakar, Senegal, July 6 - August 11, 2005
"a five-week opportunity for students to get to know the culture, society, politics and language of West Africa..." http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dgalvan/dkr-smr/dkr-smr.html
Intercultural Dimensions - Senegal 2008
"Crossing Cultures Senegal is a customized two week program (June 23 ­ July 8, 2008). No cost given on the web site. (Estimate $2,000?) It is limited to five participants. ID welcomes participants from any country. Past participants have ranged in age from 17 to 72. Extended stays for field study or volunteer activities can be arranged, when desired, following the conclusion of the two week program." Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. http://www.interculturaldimensions.org/
National Consortium for Study in Africa
A directory to all U.S. study abroad programs in Africa. NCSA is a consortium of U.S. federally-funded African Studies programs. They have produced a video, Study in Africa: New Opportunities for American Students. http://www.isp.msu.edu/ncsa/
National Council of Negro Women. West Africa Regional Office, Camp Jamono
Sponsors a summer camp in Dakar, Senegal, "established to provide meaningful recreational activity that is based on communicating basic moral values and inter-personal skills to youth between the ages of 13 and 20. This is achieved through round table discussions on African history and American history..." The cost is $2,500 per person. "NCNW/WARO is working in partnership with the Federation of Senegalese Women's Association,..." Some scenes of Dakar. [KF] http://www1.telecomplus.sn/ncnw/
New York Times - Articles on Study Abroad Conflict Issues
Articles on investigations into the relationships between universities and providers of study abroad programs.
Study Abroad Is New Focus of Inquiry Into Perks, By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO. August 16, 2007. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/16/education/16abroad.html?_r=1&ref=education&oref=slogin
In Study Abroad, Gifts and Money for Universities By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO. August 13, 2007. http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/13/education/13abroad.html?fta=y
Service Civil International
Find dates and costs of work camps in Africa for projects in community development, education and agriculture." http://www.sciint.org/
See also Service Civil International (U.S. branch). "You have to be at least 16 to participate in a US workcamp, 18 to participate in a foreign developed country and 21 for a third world country." http://www.sci-ivs.org/workcamp/
Study Abroad Programs - Africa
American Universities International Program
Augsburg College. Center for Global Education (open to the general public, Southern Africa)
Brown University - Study Abroad (Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania)
Council on International Educational Exchange
Institute of International Education
Dakar, Senegal Summer Program, June 22-July 26, 2008, Indiana Univ. & U. of Oregon
Kalamazoo College (Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe)
Michigan State Study Abroad (Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe)
National Consortium for Study in Africa (NCSA)
Rutgers Study Abroad (Kenya, Namibia, South Africa)
Stanford Study in Cape Town (Stanford students only)
Study South Africa site for a printed guide to information on all of South Africa’s 21 universities and 15 technikons (technical colleges).
UCLA Senegal African Dance, World Arts & Cultures, June 17-July 15, 2008
UNESCO - Studying Abroad has a 640 page guide, in Adobe pdf, to courses / scholarships.
Univ. of Pennsylvania African Studies - study abroad and employment programs
University of Wisconsin-Madison Study Abroad (Senegal plus 4 other countries for U.Wisconsin students only)
See also the special issue, "Study Abroad in Africa," African Issues (African Studies Association, Rutgers, New Brunswick, N.J.), Vol. 28, No. 1/2, 2000. 144 p. [KF]
United Planet
"Volunteer Abroad Quest program combines volunteering abroad, language learning, cultural activities, interesting excursions, and more ...." Volunteer programs in Africa. http://www.unitedplanet.org/
University of California. Education Abroad Program
Only open to UC students. Has programs in Ghana, South Africa, and Egypt. http://eap.ucop.edu/default.htm
University of California - Kenya, May 24 - July 4, 2009 Program - Environment, Culture and Peacebuilding
Mainly for University of California students, has limited space for other students. $5,039 for non-UC students; the $5,039 does not include airfare, textbooks, extra meals or personal expenses. http://summer.berkeley.edu/mainsite/travelstudy/kenya_description.html
University of California, Los Angeles - Study Abroad in Tanzania
"Study East Africa’s lingua franca in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, cities that highlight both Swahili’s long history and its use in modern popular culture. Participants of all backgrounds and majors will spend the first two weeks learning Swahili in Zanzibar while living with host families." "For an additional 4 units, students may either intern with the Tanzanian filmmaker Josiah Kibira on the set of a Swahili feature film or conduct independent research on popular cultures." http://www.summer.ucla.edu/Travel/AfricanSt-Tanzania/overview.htm
University of Minnesota. Study Abroad
"..aims to put students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities....How do local problems relate to systems of domination and oppression in a globalizing world?" The program is open to all individuals. Eligibility does not require student or University of Minnesota status. Study abroad programs in Africa. Non-University of Minnesota students pay slightly more. Has internships. Program by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/
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