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Study Abroad

The Kansas African Studies Center provides foreign study and travel opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students. The KU Office of Study Abroad & Global Engagement can help you find a program that fits your needs and they offer scholarships and financial aid. The Institute for International Education also offers many scholarships.

KU offers several formal opportunities for study in Africa, in a variety of countries and languages. Most programs coordinated by KU are available to students through the Study Abroad & Global Engagement and African and African-American Studies Majors can find information on how to plan for their study abroad program. Please contact Brooke Stock for specific information about KU's programs in Morocco, or programs in other African countries. In addition, SAGE can help you find or create a trip to whatever specific country interests you, even if KU doesn't have a prepared program there. (Please remember, however, that KU's policy is not to send students to countries with U.S. Federal Government Travel Warning in place, and this unfortunately includes many African countries. If you wish to visit one of these countries, your best bet would be to arrange the trip through some organization or institution other than the University.) We strongly encourage students to consult SAGE before planning any kind of study abroad program.


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    Arabic Studies in Ifrane, Morocco

    The Arabic Summer Institute at Al-Akhawayn University is designed for students who wish to experience living and studying in an Arab country and provides students the opportunity to study the Arabic language in context.

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    Al-Akhawayn University

    Al-Akhawayn University is Morocco's premiere liberal arts university, offering a wide range of courses in English and nestled in the mountain resort town of Ifrane in the Middle Atlas Mountains

  • Architecture of Al Azhar Mosque Egypt

    Studying Islam in Egypt

    Explore Islam in Cairo, Egypt, the heart of Islamic history, at Al Azhar University, a global hub for Islamic education.

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    Student Initiated Programs in Africa

    Study in one of the diverse countries of Africa through an approved and accredited non-KU program.