• Junior, Senior
• 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.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Swahili language, international development topics and required internship or research project

Classroom Language

English, Swahili


Local Hosts

Program Duration

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

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/9/2018
Year 2018-19  3/9/2018
Spring 2018-19  9/21/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Kenya, Nairobi
UMN MSID International Development in Kenya

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Offered through the University of Minnesota, the MSID International Development in Kenya program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, you will learn Swahili language while taking courses and participating in an internship or research project related to International Development. Course work will be in English.
There is also an optional 3 week intensive Swahili language course offered in Nairobi prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.
You will be working closely with both IAP and the University of Minnesota on this program. You can access the program's main information page through MSID Kenya to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.