Study in Africa

 American Institute for Foreign Study

Has academic year and summer programs at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. . Read student accounts about their experiences. AIFS is based in Stamford, Connecticut.


American University in Cairo


American Universities International Program

Augsburg College. Center for Global Education (South Africa, Namibia)

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.


Brown University – Study Abroad (Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania)

Council on International Educational Exchange

Programs for college students in Ghana, Dakar, Senegal, South Africa (Univ of Cape Town), Tunisia. 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 (Ghana, South Africa, Tunisia). Based in New York city.

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.

“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..

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.


Kalamazoo College (Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe)

Michigan State Study Abroad (Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe)


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.

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. [


Rutgers Study Abroad (Kenya, Namibia, South Africa)

St. Lawrence University (Kenya)

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. T

Further Information:

UNESCO – Studying Abroad has a 640 page guide, in Adobe pdf, to courses / scholarships.

“Study Abroad in Africa,” African Issues (African Studies Association, Rutgers, New Brunswick, N.J.), Vol. 28, No. 1/2, 2000. 144 p.


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