Programs by Country/Region
Photo by: Toni Iyoha, South Africa
Gaborone: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
The Arts and Sciences study abroad program in Gaborone, Botswana at the CIEE Study Center at the University of Botswana offers students from a wide range of academic disciplines the opportunity to live and study in Botswana, learning firsthand about the country and its people, while pursuing an intensive curriculum in classes with local students. Through courses at the university and a variety of community engagement and field-based research opportunities, participants will explore Botswana and learn about its important role in the Southern African region. Courses are available in engineering, social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.
Legon: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Established in 1994, the semester and academic year programs at the University of Ghana provide an opportunity for students from all academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana, learning firsthand about the country and its people while continuing to pursue their own academic goals. The academic program includes a required Ghanaian language course (Twi), a required core course, and three additional courses chosen from special program courses and the regular offerings of the University of Ghana. Other than the language course, all courses are taught in English. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).
The Malawi Immersion Seminar, run by the UR Anthropology Department, provides students with an intensive three-week, six-credit summer study abroad experience. The program focuses on experiential learning as the main pathway of instruction. Equipped with basic conversational skills in Chichewa and training in ethnographic research methodologies, students will be expected to interact with Malawians as well as share experiences with their fellow participants.
Rabat: Fall, Spring or Full Year
The IES Rabat program offers Modern Standard Arabic courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. A variety of courses focus on North African and Islamic Studies, and some English- and French-taught courses are available at local universities. Homestays and internships are also available.
Dakar: Fall, Spring, or Full Year
Students will enjoy the lively nature of this bustling capital city, which displays the culmination of traditional African culture with a pervading French influence. As a French-speaking nation, Senegal presents an incredibly stimulating environment for students interested in accelerating their language learning or taking courses in African studies, international relations, or development studies. Offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study, at the same time as learning Wolof, the principal indigenous language of Senegal. Two semesters of prior French language study are required. Additional subject area courses are taught in English. The program is based at Suffolk University's Dakar Campus, and works in partnership with the Baobab Center and the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop. Students who have sufficient proficiency in French may undertake internships in a variety of fields. The program is enriched by field trips to such significant places as the infamous Goree Island, the UNESCO world heritage site where hundreds of thousands of captured men, women and children were rounded up in chains to be shipped to servitude in the New World.
IES Cape Town offers students the opportunity to explore the cultural, social, and economic landscape of South Africa. A required IES core course acquaints students with the country's political, economic, religious, and social events from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Students also choose an IES elective course that focuses on an important aspect of Environmental , Social/Economic, or Health Care/Community development in South Africa and is linked to a required internship, service project, or field research project. Courses are also available at the University of Cape Town or the University of the Western Cape