For nearly 40 years, St. Lawrence’s Kenya Semester Program
KSP) has provided students with a challenging, hands-on
introduction to Kenya and the African continent.
For more on its beginnings, see On Campus). Long a sought-after experience for
St. Lawrence and non-St. Lawrence students alike, it has been recognized by the Ford
Foundation as one of the best undergraduate programs in Africa. Its alumni often describe
the KSP as life-changing.
For some, what makes the experience transformative is the program’s interdisciplinary
approach and its emphasis on both classroom and field-based learning. For others, it’s
the experience of homestays, independent study and research, and learning from Kenyan
faculty. Whatever the reason, the KSP is revered by many of its 1,800-plus alumni. Several
maintain deep connections to Kenya and continue to make lasting contributions in
communities across Africa through their careers and service.
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