If you’re in college and are toying around with the idea of studying abroad, DO IT. As someone who spent four months living in Paris, France, I can easily say that it was one of the best decisions of my entire life. Studying abroad showed me how truly small the United States is, and that there is so much to see and experience during our short period of time on Earth. When looking at study abroad programs during my undergraduate career, one thing I noticed is the tiny amount of programs that go to countries in Africa. And if there was one in Africa, it was 90% likely to be held in Cape Town, SA. But there is so much more to Africa than just South Africa. Below you will find some locations with study abroad programs where you can get in touch with the motherland!

1. Uganda 

SIT – Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

SIT – Post-Conflict Transformation

SIT – Development Studies

2. South Africa 

CIEE – Arts and Sciences

SIT – Community Health and Social Policy

SIT – Education and Social Change

SIT – Multiculturalism and Human Rights

SIT – Social and Political Transformation

Arcadia University – University of Cape Town

Arcadia University – University of Kwazulu-Natal

3. Senegal 

SIT – National Identity and the Arts

CIEE – Language and Culture

University of Minnesota – International Development in Senegal

4. Madagascar

SIT – Urbanization and Rural Development

SIT – Biodiversity and National Resource Management

SIT – Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems

5. Tunisia 

SIT – Emerging Identities in North Africa

6. Morocco 

CIEE – Language and Culture

Boston University – Arabic Studies Program

SIT – Migration and Transnational Identity

SIT – Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

ISA – Language, Culture, and Society

7. Rwanda 

SIT – Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

SIT – Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin

8. Kenya 

University of Minnesota – International Development in Kenya

SIT – Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights

American University – Contemporary Issues in Kenya and Africa

9. Ghana 

NYU in Ghana

SIT – Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

CIEE – Arts and Sciences

10. Cameroon

SIT – Social Pluralism and Development

Middlebury in Cameroon

11. Tanzania 

SIT – Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

CIEE – Community Development, Language + Culture

The School of Field Studies – Wildlife Management Studies

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