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Kenya Field School Internships

Location

Nairobi, Mombasa, Kenya

Program Description

The 2014 Kenya Field School (KFS) Internship Program will focus on returning students who will undertake internships with our Kenyan partners, while also continuing their study of Kiswahili. Internships provide opportunities to work closely with Kenyans in schools, NGOs, health clinics, sustainable development projects, and other venues. In 2015, the full Kenya Field School will be available again.

Location Description

The 2014 Kenya Field School (KFS) Internship Program includes visits to multiple cities and rural areas, including but not limited to the two largest cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, internship locales, and other parts of multiple counties

Director

Jennifer Coffman

Accommodations

Accommodations will include hotels, hostels, residence halls/dormitories, conference facilities, host families, and tents. All meals will be included in the program fee.

Additional Items to Consider

Visas are required.

Immunizations and anti-malarial medications are required. See the CDC's Kenya site for details.

This 2014 program is for returning students only.

Cell phones and a detailed packing list is provided for those accepted into the program.

This program is targeted towards sophomore level students and above.

Students should be proficient in introductory Swahili.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • Attend an interview with the program director: Jennifer Coffman | coffmaje@jmu.edu | ISAT 
  • A PGO application for scholarship candidates.

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.75.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

ISAT 480: Selected Topics in ISAT: Kenya Field School (3 credits)

GEOG 491: International Studies (3 credits)

IDLS 486: Internship and Field Experience (3 credits)

SWA:

Cost