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African American & African Studies

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Learning Abroad


Study, work, internships, or volunteer experiences abroad can greatly enrich a major or minor in African American & African Studies. Many students report that it is the highlight of their college career. We urge you to take advantage of one or more of the hundreds of opportunities available worldwide, including dozens in Africa, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Find general learning abroad information, including programs available, advising, financial aid and scholarships, policies and procedures, and application materials at the Learning Abroad Center.

For information specifically on learning abroad for African American & African Studies majors and minors see the Major Advising Page. Additionally, African American & African Studies majors with a 3.0 GPA or better may apply for the John S. Wright Scholarship for Study Abroad. Information on this scholarship is mailed in the spring semester to each student with a declared major in African American & African Studies.

Early planning and systematic consultation with advisers in the Learning Abroad Center and the department is key to assuring you:

  • find the right program for you
  • meet application or scholarship deadlines
  • are able to apply appropriate courses taken abroad to your major/minor and/or Liberal Education requirements