Program in African Studies
The Program in African Studies strongly encourages concentrators to study in Africa.
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (in collaboration with the School of Engineering, the Program in African Studies, and Kenyan institutions) offers a spring semester in Kenya for juniors. Through the Tropical Biology Program in Kenya, Princeton faculty and Kenyan scholars teach a sequence of four courses that involve total immersion in the tropics.
Princeton also has an affiliation with the University of Cape Town to enable undergraduate study in South Africa for a semester or a year. Students are also welcome to study at other African universities, including Rhodes University, where a summer course is offered. In addition, the Program in African Studies offers Princeton in Dar es Salaam during the summer (an intermediate Swahili language-based program).
Students interested in working in Africa for either a year after graduation or during a summer can apply to Princeton in Africa for internships. Princeton in Africa, an independent support organization of the University, was established in 2000 and seeks to encourage American/African collaboration, to provide effective assistance to the world's most underserved continent, and to create a constituency committed to the emergence of Africa as a full partner in the developed world.
AFS and PEI sponsor first and second year students to undertake internships in Africa on Sustainable Development to experience firsthand issues associated with conservation and improving human livelihoods.