Study Abroad Programs

The African American Studies Program is in the process of arranging a summer study abroad program in Ghana, West Africa.

During the spring break of 2014, Dr. Sharon Austin will also teach African Americans in Paris in Paris, France.  This will be a 2 credit hour course that combines readings, seminars, and site visits so that students will learn the role of African Americans in French culture, history, and politics.  Students can receive up to 15 hours of credit for AFA 4956 Overseas Study if they participate in an approved study abroad program.  The program strongly encourages our students to participate in programs sponsored by the Center for African Studies.

In addition, students with an interest in the Yoruba language and in Nigerian culture should take the Beginning and Intermediate Yoruba courses and later participate in the Intensive Advanced Yorùbá Group Project Abroad that is held every summer at the campus of Obáfémi Awólówò University in Ilé-Ifè, Nigeria. The program includes: five to six hours of intensive daily Yorùbá language instruction and interaction, cultural activities, excursions to historical and cultural sites on weekends, home-stay with a Yorùbá family for eight consecutive weeks.  After completing the program, students can earn 6 hours of credit.  Because the program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, students only have to pay for a limited amount of costs.  For more information on some of the study abroad programs you may be interested in, see the links on the study abroad programs page.