Africana Studies

Join our vibrant community and explore the rich diversity of African and African American social, cultural, political, and historical development.

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Study Abroad

We all know that the best way to learn about another culture is to experience it first hand and immerse yourself in it. Our summer study abroad programs in Ghana and Cape Verde offer exciting opportunities for both academic and personal growth.

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Through the Ghana Summer Study Abroad program, you can earn 3-6 academic credits while engaging in a range of cultural activities in Ghana—exploring local artwork, visiting traditional marketplaces, and seeing and hearing African drummers, musicians, and dancers. You will also have the opportunity to participate in humanitarian projects that benefit local communities and schools. Learn more »

Cape Verde

student walking on rope bridge Cape Verde is a group of islands off the coast of Africa with a fascinating and rich cultural history. As with the Ghana program, you can earn 3-6 credits for the Cape Verde Summer Study Abroad Program. You’ll engage in cultural tours and excursions in Cape Verde, including visits to museums and historic sites. You’ll also participate in a service learning project in a local community school, and collaborate with the local communities through forums to identify the needs of the community. Learn more »

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