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Study Abroad

The programs listed below are open to students across the Indiana University campus. The Schools of Business, Education, Journalism, and Public and Environmental Affairs also offer short-term programs for students in these fields. Students interested in programs offered by other universities or study abroad organizations are encouraged to consult with the Overseas Study Office ( or the African Studies undergraduate advisor Dr. Tavy Aherne (taherne at 

Cape Town, South Africa

Semester, academic year, or summer program options with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) at the University of Cape Town. Please visit IU's Overseas Study information page for more information.

Dakar, Senegal

This is a five week summer program in cooperation with the Université Cheikh Anta Diop and the University of Oregon. It is open to students from any U.S. university. Students are enrolled in a seminar, a Wolof language course, and a practicum (internship). Classroom study is complemented by excursions to sites outside Dakar. The next program will take place in 2017. For more information, click here.

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Spring semester or academic year program at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where students can take courses across the curriculum. Classroom instruction is in English. This is an Indiana University-sponsored program with a resident advisor, administered by the African Studies Program. Students apply and pay their fees through the IU Overseas Study Office.

Gaborone, Botswana

Summer Community Health program offered through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Please visit IU’s Overseas Study information page for details.

South Africa

This three-credit hour program will focus on wildlife as a case study of South Africa's most high profile and precious resources. Students will observe management philosophies different from those practiced in the US, and will also learn about how culture and post-apartheid policies have influenced these efforts. After attending three academic sessions and one orientation session stateside, you will travel to approximately 10 natural areas in South Africa and Swaziland, both public and private, over a 14 day period. Please visit SPEA Summer Abroad-South Africa page for more information.

Jinja, Uganda

You will learn about approaches to development and key cross-cultural competencies necessary for a career in international public service and community development. Pre-departure topics of study will include key cultural, political, social, historical, and environmental factors, plus an introduction to the principles of project design, implementation, and sustainable development. You will then have the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom to real-world situations as you work with Ugandan organization staff to design, plan, and implement a project with a focus on sustainability. Please visit SPEA Summer Abroad-Uganda page for more information.