Summer in Kenya Program
Washington University's Summer Program in Kenya is a dynamic program in language and culture offering four weeks of full i mmersion in the central region of the country: Nairobi, Rift Valley, Mt. Kenya area, and the coast (subject to confirmation). This program, offered by the African and African American Studies Program, is designed to enhance a student’s understanding of Kenyan society by carefully blending coursework, home stays, community conservation projects through the Green Belt Movement, guest lectures, and memorable excursions.
The program is intended to accommodate individual student interests and may therefore appeal to students who major in African Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Education, Kiswahili, Women’s Studies and Political Science. The program will be under the direction of Dr. Mungai Mutonya, Senior Kiswahili lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis.
For more information, see http://artsci.wustl.edu/~mmutonya/kenyasummer.html
Summer in Senegal Program
The summer program to Senegal, West Africa is designed for students who want to build their conversational French language skills, learn more about Francophone West Africa, and experiment with field research. Dakar, Senegal provides the perfect opportunity to explore themes in African and Francophone studies because of its geographical space and unique history. Geographically, Dakar naturally opens itself to the wider world, as reflected in its history, its role in the former French empire, its religious landscape, and its current relationships with other countries. Senegal, very proud of its place as an intellectual center, is the epicenter of many artistic and cultural movements.
Students will receive 6 credits for two courses in Dakar: three units for a 300-level French course and three units for AFAS 369, /Senegal//: History, Politics and Culture/. In addition to the courses, there are pre-arranged excursions outside of Dakar to Goreé Island, Saint Louis, Keur Moussa, Touba, Tivaoune, and Thies.
The program is intended to accommodate individual student interests and may therefore appeal to students with interests in African Studies, French, Anthropology, International and Area Studies, Public Health, History, Women’s Studies and Political Science. The program will be under the direction of Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and Lecturer in African History at Washington University in St. Louis.
For more information, see http://pages.wustl.edu/senegal