Programs by Country: Kenya
Nairobi: Interdisciplinary Program on Public Health, Politics, Culture and Swahili in Kenya (closed)
Dialogue of Civilizations | Nairobi, Kenya
Faculty Leader: Richard Wamai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Courses: AFRS2900 Politics, Culture and Swahili in Keny & AFRS4939 Community Health and Development in Kenya
Description: The Kenya Dialogue is a rigorous and highly interactive experience immersing students into local urban and rural communities in the country through extensive field visits, stays, sharing and continuous exposure in the course of the program. The Dialogue provides students an unparalleled opportunity to engage in and learn about the major socio-economic, cultural, political and historical issues that characterize the every-day life of the people and communities of Kenya by visiting various diverse parts of the country. The program engages local guest speakers and institutional visits that are key actors in their fields in health, politics and culture. Students develop participatory skills in community and problem-based models through these interactions, language instructions, individual research and experiential learning.