Africa

Botswana

Gabarone - University Immersion in Southern Africa (ACM) (Spring)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest in Botswana: University Immersion in Southern Africa

Why study in Botswana?

  • one of the most dynamic developing economies in Africa
  • independent study projects such as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, rural to urban migration, planning and social policy
  • university courses with local students

open to all majors and may be of particular to students interested in:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Global Development Studies
  • Global Health
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

 Language of instruction: English  
Calendar: Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: None.  Coursework on Africa or development highly recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Adviser:  Professor Grey  Carnegie 309

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Associated Colleges of the Midwest:  312-263-5000 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Ghana
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Cape Town, South Africa

Ghana

Legon - Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) in Ghana

Why study in Ghana?

  • nation often regarded as a model for political and economic reform in Africa
  • development studies focus and wide range of community-based internships
  • university classes with Ghanaian students

open to all majors and may be of particular to students interested in:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Global Development Studies
  • History
  • Sociology 

 Language of instruction: English  
Calendar:  Fall or spring semester
Prerequisites:  None.  Coursework on Africa or development highly recommended.  2.75 GPA  

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Prevost - Mears 306
Professor Roper - Goodnow204

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Council on International Educational Exchange:  800-407-8839 | info[at]ciee[dot]org

Students often also consider the following  OCS options:
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) in Botswana 
Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Senegal
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Cape Town, South Africa

Morocco

Tamesna - AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies
  • The AMIDEAST Area and Arabic Language Studies program in Morocco, in partnership with Mohammed V University, features the intensive study of contemporary Moroccan culture taught in English or French, together with Arabic language instruction.
  • Historical crossroad between North and South, East and West, Morocco has embraced a wide diversity of cultures and integrated them into a homegrown cultural hybrid. Pre-Islamic, African, Berber, European, and modern technological cultures intermingle to create contemporary Moroccan society.
  • The program consists of three major academic components: Arabic language at the intermediate and advanced levels, courses in the social sciences and humanities taught in English, and French language classes for students who have a background in the language. Arabic language courses include a required class in Moroccan Colloquial Arabic; Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, and Advanced Modern Standard Arabic.
  • In addition to French language courses at the intermediate and advanced levels, very advanced students may enroll in a directed study on Francophone Moroccan Literature or other subjects. Social Science and Humanities courses include: Cities of the Islamic World, Anthropology of the Middle East and the Maghreb, Contemporary History of Morocco and North Africa, Islam and the West, and Issues in Contemporary Moroccan Culture.
  • Field trips are offered to cities and historical sites in Morocco, including Marrakesh, Berber villages, northern Morocco, and the desert. Non-credit internships and service-learning opportunities are available in businesses, international institutions, and non-governmental organizations in Rabat.
  • Housing is provided in homestays with local families.
  • Eligibility: At least one semester of Arabic. French strongly recommended. Coursework relevant to study in the region recommended.

Advisor(s):
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Arabic
French
North African Studies
Website: Program Website

Rabat - AMIDEAST Regional Studies in French

Program Summary will be posted soon.
Advisor(s):
Professor Ireland, (French) ARH 330D
Professor Youssef, (French) ARH 217C
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied Arabic to the prerequisite level
Related Fields of Study:
Anthropology
Arabic
French
North African Studies
Website: Program Website

Senegal

Dakar - Minnesota Studies in International Development

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) in Senegal

Why study in Senegal?

  • one of Africa’s model democracies with tradition of civilian, multi-party government
  • development studies focus with half-semester field placement in an NGO, school, hospital, or community-based organization
  • features full-immersion independent field study project in village, town, or city

open to all majors and may be of particular to students interested in:

Anthropology
Economics
Francophone Studies
French
Global Development Studies
History
Political Science
Sociology 

Language of instruction: French  
Calendar:  Fall or spring semester
Prerequisites:  French majors: 300-level French.  Non-majors: French 222.  2.75 GPA.
Coursework on Africa, development, and Francophone Studies highly recommended.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Advisers:
Professor Ireland   ARH 330D
Professor Roper     Goodnow 204

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Learning Abroad Center | University of Minnesota | 612-626-9000 | Fax: 612-626-8009 | umabroad[at]umn[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following  OCS options:
American University Center of Provence (AUCP) in Marseille, France
AMIDEAST in Morocco:  Regional Studies in French

South Africa

Cape Town - IES Cape Town Program

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Cape Town, South Africa

Why study in South Africa?

  • highly diverse nation experiencing profound political, social, and economic changes
  • opportunity to study extremes of wealth and poverty  
  • university classes with local students at University of Cape Town
  • field work in environmental studies, health studies and sociology

open to all majors and may be of particular to students interested in:

Anthropology
Economics
Environmental Studies
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural and Applied Sciences
Political Science
Sociology 

Language of instruction: English     
Calendar:  Fall (July – November) or spring (January – June)
Prerequisites:  Minimum 3.0 GPA. Strongly recommended: History 261 or other courses including study of South African history, politics, culture, and society

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Adviser: Professor Prevost   Mears 306

For specific questions about the program:
Institute for the International Education of Students:  800-995-2300 | shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Students often also consider the following  OCS options:
Ghana: Development Studies Program: University of Legon (CIEE)
India: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Delhi
India: Alliance for Global Education: Contemporary India
Turkey: Duke University in Istanbul

Kruger National Park - Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) in South Africa

Why study in South Africa?

·      rigorous environmental field study program on South African ecosystems

·      study of conservation and management in Kruger National Park

·      independent research project

·      extraordinary graduate school and career connections

 

·      open to all majors and may be of particular interest to students interested in:

Biology
Environmental Studies 
 

Language of instruction: English     
Calendar:  Fall or spring semester
Prerequisites:  Minimum GPA: 2.75  At least two semesters of biology. 
Environmental studies and prior study of  Africa recommended.

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Adviser(s):
Professor K. Jacobson  Science 1205
Professor J. Brown   Science 1204

For specific questions about the program:
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS):  919-684-5774 | otsadmissions[at]duke[dot]edu

Students may also wish to consider the following options:
Tanzania: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) - Ecology & Human Origins (fall)
Costa Rica: Organization for Tropical Studies

Tanzania

Dar-es-Salaam - Ecology & Human Origins (ACM) (fall)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) - Tanzania: Human Evolution and Ecology

Why study in Tanzania?

·      one of the most dynamic developing economies in Africa

·      independent study projects such as HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, rural to urban migration, planning and social policy

·      university courses with local students

 

·      open to all majors and may be of particular to students interested in:

Anthropology
Economics
Global Development Studies
Global Health
History
Political Science
Sociology
 

Language of instruction: English  
Calendar: Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: None.  Coursework on Africa or development highly recommended. 

To obtain advising about the program as an academic choice:
Campus Program Adviser: Professor Grey  (Political Science):  Carnegie 309

For specific questions about how the program operates:
Associated Colleges of the Midwest:  312-263-5000 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Students often also consider the following OCS options:
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE): Ghana
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES): Cape Town, South Africa