College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 KU Summer African Language Institute 2015

The Kansas African Studies Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas are the sponsors of a Summer African Language Institute on the Lawrence campus from June 7 - July 29, 2016. The institute will offer expert instruction in beginning and intermediate Arabic, beginning and intermediate Kiswahili, beginning Somali, and beginning Wolof.

In eight weeks, experience the equivalent of one year of university-level language instruction. Enhance your global awareness through experiential learning. Empower yourself to build your future as a socially responsible citizen. 

The environment of the institute will foster a close community of African language learners over the course of both summer sessions. All language courses will be supplemented with a variety of activities including guest lectures, field trips, films, language tables, and cultural immersion. We invite you to join us for a rigorous yet fun summer of learning without boundaries!

Courses Offered

June summer session:

Arabic - ARAB 110 and ARAB 210

Kiswahili - KISW 110 and KISW 210

Somali - SOMI 110

Wolof - WOLO 110

July summer session:

Arabic - ARAB 120 and ARAB 220 

Kiswahili - KISW 120 and KISW 220

Somali - SOMI 120

Wolof - WOLO 120

Career opportunities for speakers of African languages

A few of the many career opportunities for students of Arabic, Kiswahili, Somali, and Wolof include positions in journalism, international finance, foreign affairs, industry, contractual and corporate law, academia, and cultural exchange.

 

Engage, Connect, Communicate


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

Upcoming Events
Join us next Tuesday, December 6th from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Commons for "The Power of Migration Stories"--a look... https://t.co/2rh1rnVGR0


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