AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Preference is given to students with coursework related to development and/or Kenya or East Africa, or to students with volunteer or social services experience. Academic internships offered for credit
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• UW-Madison degree-seeking students only. Other students apply directly to the University of Minnesota.

Subjects

Swahili language, international development topics and required internship

Classroom Language

English, Swahili

Housing

Homestays

Program Duration

Fall Swahili pre-session: Early August - Late August
Academic year: Late August - Late April
Fall semester: Late August - Mid December
Spring Swahili pre-session: Late December - Mid January
Spring semester: Mid January - Late April

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2014-15  9/5/2014
Fall 2015-16  3/13/2015
Year 2015-16  3/13/2015
 

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu


Kenya, Nairobi
UMN MSID International Development in Kenya

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Co-sponsored by UW-Madison, the University of Minnesota offers students the opportunity to study in Kenya through its Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) program. This unique opportunity allows students to explore the real world of international development in Kenya, a country of immense geographic and cultural diversity. The program aims to put students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips, internships, and research, MSID strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis.

There is also an optional 3 1/2 week intensive Swahili language course offered in Nairobi prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.

Located on the east coast of Africa, Kenya is home to forty million people who represent over forty ethnic groups. The modern capital city of Nairobi has a population of three million and functions as the base for many international organizations engaged in areas of international relief, development, and social change. Kenya's geography is marvelously varied with striking landscapes, ranging from snow-capped Mount Kenya to rich farmlands, barren deserts and tropical beaches.