This dynamic summer program in language and culture offers four weeks of full immersion in Kenya. Offered by African and African American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis, the program is designed to enhance a student’s understanding of Kenyan society through a careful blend of coursework, home stays, service projects, guest lectures, and memorable excursions.
The program is intended to accommodate individualized interests and may therefore appeal to students who major in African Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Education, Swahili, Gender Studies and Political Science. The program will be under the direction of Dr. Mungai Mutonya, Senior Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis.
In 2010, Kenyans overwhelmingly voted to approve a new constitution. The people-centered constitution empowers women, the youth, marginalized communities, and other citizens. More importantly, the governance structures have been radically transformed through devolution of powers from the capital city to the newly-formed regional governments. Considered one of the most progressive developments in contemporary Africa, program participants of this program will have a firsthand experience of the historic changes in Kenya.