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Study Abroad Opportunities

Click for African Studies Program Scholarship – Summer 2016 Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs in Africa

The University of Oregon sponsors a variety of study abroad programs in Africa ranging from short-term faculty led programs to semester or year-long direct enrollment programs at African universities. Most forms of financial aid may be used to pay for study abroad program costs. Additional scholarships are also available. (Please note the link for the “African Studies Program Scholarship” just above.)

For up-to-date information on University of Oregon study abroad and internship opportunities in Africa, please visit GEO Study Abroad, Room 333 Oregon Hall. Individual advising appointments may be arranged by calling (541) 346-3207.

GEO Faculty-led Programs

Summer Film, Culture, and Development in Africa

Summer Intensive Swahili in Zanzibar

Media in Ghana

Internships – Media in Ghana 2013 from SOJC (School of Journalism and Communication) on Vimeo.

Retracing the Footsteps of Slaves – Elmina Castle – Ghana, West Africa from SOJC on Vimeo.

On Assignment- Media in Ghana from SOJC on Vimeo.

Crocodile Pond Excursion – Cape Coast, Ghana West Africa from SOJC on Vimeo.

GEO Centers

Global Health, Development, and Service Learning in Accra

Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture in Fes

SIT Study Abroad

Experiential, field-based semester and summer programs in twelve African countries.  For a listing of SIT’s programs in Africa, visit GEO Study Abroad.

CIEE Study Abroad

Semester and summer programs in 6 different African countries, including full immersion direct enrollment programs at several African universities. For a listing of CIEE’s programs in Africa, visit GEO Study Abroad.

Internship Opportunities

The IE3 Global Internships program offers UO Students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining career-related work experience through international internships. Click here for the most up-to-date listing of IE3 internships in Africa. Most forms of financial aid can be applied toward internship costs. Scholarships are also available. In addition to providing information on internship opportunities, the IE3 website provides useful information on academic planning, financial considerations and internationalizing your resume.

Additional Resources

The UO Mills International Center, located upstairs in the northwestern corner of the EMU, offers a lending library that provides reference materials, books, movies, and CDs from many regions of the world, including Africa.

The UO Career Center offers students, faculty and staff access to “Goinglobal,” a research tool that provides country-specific career information, job postings and advice for finding employment opportunities abroad.

More country-specific information and opportunities may be found at National Consortium for Study in Africa.