Alternative Spring Break
This spring break trip combines lessons in international development and historical analysis with site visits and outdoor adventures in Kenya.
Led by the African Studies program since 2011, this week-long alternative spring break program for graduate and undergraduate students includes visits with government, firms, and development organizations. Starting in 2017, the program will be held in Kenya. Students study one of Africa’s most dynamic political economies, which boasts major innovations in health, decentralization, mobile technology, and business, but still faces entrenched development challenges.
Applicants will be interviewed and notified of selection in the following weeks after the deadline. All participants are required to attend a preparation workshop.
Spring 2020 dates to be announced.
A limited number of fellowships are available in varying amounts through the African Studies program. Selected candidates will be awarded a partial scholarship to help fund the Alternative Spring Break program in Nairobi, Kenya. Recipients of the fellowship are expected to contribute a short, written piece about their trip to the African Studies for inclusion in our program newsletter, Asubuhi.