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Study Abroad


Designed to serve majors from different disciplines, JMU’s Kenya Field School (6 weeks, 9 credit hours) and optional internship program offer unique opportunities to learn about Kenya through site visits, homestays, class-based instruction, readings, Kiswahili lessons, and a variety of interactive assignments. The program focuses on three broad themes: Histories and Cultures of Kenya, Human-Environment Interations and the Quest for Sustainability, and Education in Kenya. Click here for more information.


The Ghana Summer Program, the first Africa-based summer study abroad program at JMU, was created in 1996. We have taken students on this four-week (6 credit hour) program every year since. We added a two-week internship component (3 credit hours) to the summer experience in 2009. Ghana is an established democratic African country with long ties to the United States. Click here for more information.

Please visit the Office of International Programs website for study abroad applications. Images courtesy of OIP.