African Studies | St. Lawrence University

African Studies


Students gain not only a rich understanding of the diversity of the African continent but also a capacity for examining contemporary and historic issues with a distinctive cross-cultural perspective through this program. 

St. Lawrence maintains a semester study program in Kenya, and offers a Senegal travel component of as part of the program in France. Summer programs are also regularly offered in Kenya and Ethiopia and language courses in Swahili are taught by Kenyan scholars.

A background in African studies helps prepare students for graduate work in this interdisciplinary field or in international relations, for careers in government, international development and business, or for work in the Peace Corps and other service opportunities.


By Tyler Senecharles ’20St. Lawrence University will host Sean Jacobs, associate professor of international affairs at The New School in New York...