Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
“The KSP forces
you out of your comfort zone. You either find a path that makes sense in
Africa or another which the KSP will beautifully support. I was the
former. I was pushed hard in Kenya. I was asked hard questions, and
I was allowed to find my way.”
Students must take at least one African Studies course (AFS) prior to going. Among the courses
commonly taught at St. Lawrence we recommend looking into one or more of the
SWAH 101/AFS 100- Elementary Kiswahili
HIST 108/AFS 101- Introduction to African
ANTH/AFS 225- Peoples and Cultures of Africa
GOVT/AFS 230- African Politics
*Non-St. Lawrence students applying for the program
should be in touch with the program faculty
coordinator to confirm that courses they have taken at their home
institution satisfy this prerequisite.
Open to sophomore, junior and
senior students with appropriate academic preparation, motivation, and interest
in a relevant area.
to this program is based on the quality of application. Candidates must present
a coherent academic rationale for participation in the Kenya Semester Program
and a record of academic performance that demonstrates the ability to meet the
challenges of studying in Kenya. Normally, this means a GPA of at least
2.8, but the selection committee considers closely the candidate's
rationale for participation and academic record as a whole. Candidates for the
Kenya Program must also present evidence of maturity, responsibility and
currently on disciplinary, social, or academic probation are not eligible to
apply for, or participate in, the Kenya program or any other SLU program. In
addition, students with outstanding disciplinary fines, service hours and/or
education program requirements are not eligible to participate in the program.
seniors must petition to participate.