The last four weeks of the program are devoted to an independent study, which is arranged individually according to each student's academic field of specialty and interest. Students carry out activities as instructed by a supervisor from the host organization and in doing so they get exposed to the daily work of a Kenyan organization, and if possible, to provide some small help to the organizations that kindly agree to host you. At the end of your independent study, you will write a final term paper for the St. Lawrence University Kenya Semester Program. The paper explores some aspects of Kenyan life in an analytical way, with special reference to the course themes, Culture, Environment and Development. It is not a research report on data collected during the course of the independent study.