Nairobi, Kenya
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture, Education, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Setting Description:
Kenya’s geographic and cultural diversity make it a microcosm of the African continent. It includes hot coastal plains, vast plateaus, Africa’s largest lake and highest mountain, and hundreds of miles of the great Rift Valley. Home to more than 45 tribes, significant European and South Asian minorities, and a population of 28 million speaking dozens of languages, Kenya shares with its neighbors the challenges of forging a multiethnic, postcolonial nation. Most Kenyans are farmers or herders, yet the capital of Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in East Africa and the base for many international and Kenyan organizations promoting development and social change.

Additional Program Information

2.5 GPA; juniors and above; American degree-seeking students
Scholarships Description:
The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students.