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Major Guide: Africana Studies

The Africana Studies program allows for a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the experiences of African peoples.

Students who study abroad have an excellent opportunity to learn about those experiences firsthand by engaging with local communities. Below, are recommended programs for Interdisciplinary Studies majors with a concentration in Africana Studies. These programs will allow you to take a full load of courses that will fulfill your degree requirements.
*This is not an exhaustive list.

Gaborone, Botswana Kampala, Uganda

CIEE Gaborone: Arts & Science

IES Abroad Cape Town: University of Cape Town

SIT Study Abroad Uganda: Development Studies

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Program Feature: Internship placements available

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Program Feature: Service-learning opportunities

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Kampala, Uganda

Program Feature: Internship & research placements available

Quick Look: Choose a for-credit internship at a local business or volunteer locally. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city. Quick Look: Participate in field work and research opportunities that will give you practical exposure to topics you’re learning at South Africa’s leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Quick Look: Study political, security & environmental issues in the Great Lakes region and learn about economic development in Rwanda, the uses and abuses of oil as a development strategy, issues of conflict, ecotourism and more.


Summer 2019 program group Accra busy street

UTK Africana Studies International Civic Engagement: Service-learning in Senegal

USAC Accra: University of Ghana

Program Type: UT Faculty-directed

Program Location: Dakar, Senegal

Program Feature: Service-learning opportunities

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Locations: Accra, Ghana

Program Feature: Service-learning opportunities

Quick Look: Study in cosmopolitan Dakar, this major regional port and diverse community in western Africa. Satisfies Africana Studies 491: Decoloniality: Africa and Globalization. Quick Look: Experience Ghana’s capital of 2.5 million people and visit cultural and historical sites like Mole National Park and the Cape Coast slave castles. Study African and Development Studies and take Service Learning courses, too.