Opportunities for CSU students to study in Africa

Did you know there are many opportunities for CSU students to travel to and study in Africa?  We want to keep you informed about these opportunities!  See the list below, and click on the links to learn more information!  

 

 

#1 Learn & Serve in Ghana, West Africa

This CSU faculty-led program comprised of a Winter Break program and one credit spring semester course will engage students in Ghanaian culture and society, giving them an in-depth understanding the local culture, history and livelihoods. Through service-learning and educational activities, students will gain a greater perspective and understanding of our global interdependence through Ghana’s link to the Americas. 

Program DirectorsDr. Caridad Souza, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director, Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research at Colorado State University (caridad.souza@colostate.edu),  and Ms. Bridgette Johnson, Director, Black/African American Cultural Center at Colorado State University  (bridgette.johnson@colostate.edu).


#2 Community Education & Health in Zambia

This summer CSU faculty-led program will immerse students in communities in Zambia to learn and teach within local schools and other community organizations. Students will complete individual or group based projects along with educational programming, group reflections, and local excursions.

PROGRAM DIRECTORDr. Ellen Brinks, Associate Professor, Department of English at Colorado State University. 


#3 Conservation Leadership Through Learning in Nanyuki, Kenya

Map of KenyaThe Conservation Leadership through Learning (CLTL) graduate program aims to produce a next generation of individuals with sound scientific skills and knowledge, as well as the skills to motivate and empower others to achieve a shared goal and manage the complex and oftentimes contentious environment of conservation issues.  In addition, the six month international component of the program will help students become stronger global citizens via direct exposure to various issues and challenges that exist in their respective CLTL location. 

FACULTY DIRECTORS: Dr. Courtney Schultz (Courtney.Schultz@colostate.edu / 970-491-6556), Assistant Professor, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University and Dr. Brett Bruyere (Brett.Bruyere@colostate.edu / 970-491-1360), Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University.

Dr. Courtney Schultz led education abroad experiences in Kenya for both high-school and college students focusing on field methods and international development issues.  She has worked on research in Kenya on women’s issues and the role of traditional knowledge in natural resource management.  Both her undergraduate degree and Master’s level research focused on East Africa. 

Dr. Brett Bruyere has led international field experiences in Kenya for several years through Colorado State University. He has extensive experience working in Samburu pastoral communities and currently conducts research on communication, education, tourism and livelihoods in pastoral communities in Kenya.  Both professors actively support non-profit organizations in Kenya and have extensive connections in the areas of travel.


#4 Hearts, Heads, and Hands: CSU Meets Africa Through Art in South Africa

This six-week summer program will focus on the Arts of Africa through the study of artistic methods and techniques, cultural context, and global significance.  Students will engage with South African visual artists through service learning projects, interviews, educational programming, and collaboration. 

PROGRAM LEADERSDr. David Riep, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History; Dr. Patrick Fahey, Associate Professor of Art Education, Department of Art and Art History; and Dr. Constance Devereaux, Associate Professor of LEAP, Art Dance LEAP Music Theater Department. 


#5 Integrated Social-Ecological Field Methods in Kenya

This three-week program consists of one, five-credit course that will provide students with a unique opportunity to study both ecological and social field methods. Through field-based and classroom settings, students will be introduced to rangeland ecological monitoring techniques and social science research methods in agrarian communities, gaining a depth of understanding that is rarely accessible to visitors.

FACULTY DIRECTORS: Dr. Courtney Schultz (Courtney.Schultz@colostate.edu / 970-491-6556), Assistant Professor, Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University and Dr. Brett Bruyere (Brett.Bruyere@colostate.edu / 970-491-1360), Associate Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University.