Africa Study Abroad 2015 Information Meeting

Mar 18, 2014, 12:00 PM
McGill Auditorum

Pacific students meet a friend in Masaai Mara National Park

In January 2015, Pacific University students will attend the Seminar on Globalization: Africas Experience in Kenya. An information meeting will be held Tuesday, March 18, 12-1 p.m. in McGill Auditorium. Contact Dr. Richard Paxton (paxton@pacificu.edu).


Pacific University students will take part in a two-week study abroad seminar in East Africa. This multidisciplinary, course is lead by the faculty of Egerton University, Kenya. Located in the Great Rift Valley, Egerton University hosts some 8,000 students and features a large, secure campus. Study areas may include topics such as Kenyan history and culture; regional development and the impact of globalization on East Africa; economic, social and political issues; ethnic and sociological issues in contemporary Kenyan society; issues in sustainable agricultural, natural resource, wildlife and environmental management; the African Union; development through government, faith-based or other non-government organizations; issues in primary and alternative health care; education and human services; and introductory Swahili language.

Egerton University is in the town of Njoro, about 15 miles from well-known wildlife sanctuary Lake Nakuru National Park. Students will stay on the Egerton campus, living and studying amongst East African students and professors. Daytime excursions will expose students to schools, social service agencies, wildlife, farms, businesses and various Kenyan institutions.


Posted by Richard Paxton (paxton@pacificu.edu) on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM

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