"The SLU-Kenya Program Past and Present" Travel Experience | St. Lawrence University Alumni

"The SLU-Kenya Program Past and Present" Travel Experience

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

This summer, you are invited to join Dr. Matt Carotenuto, St. Lawrence Professor of History, for "Engaging Africa: The SLU Kenya Program Past and Present" Laurentian Travel Experience!  Dr. Carotentuo will co-lead this trip with Kenya program directors and longtime staff members Dr. Abdelwahab Sinnary, Lina Karingi, Dr. Michael Wairungu and Njau Kibochi in an exploration of the transformational roots of the SLU-Kenya connection.   

For more than four decades, St. Lawrence has built a unique connection with East Africa.  In January 1972 we embarked on a study abroad experiment.  Fifteen students and one faculty member spent three weeks in Kenya as part of the University’s effort to expand off-campus programs and explore opportunities in the developing world.  By 2019, more than two-thousand students from over thirty different universities having spent a semester or summer term in East Africa via the Kenya Program or (KSP).  Our 2019 trip offers alumni an exclusive chance to experience some of this rich history.  Led by renowned Kenya program faculty and staff, participants will explore the program themes of culture, environment and development through an interactive and invigorating experience based on the traditions of the KSP’s past and present.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Kenya’s diverse cultures and environments, and visit world-class sites of wildlife conservation.
  • Stay on the St. Lawrence Nairobi Campus and meet Kenyan based alumni and program partners.
  • Engage with rural homestay families and view student internship sites.
  • Experience how unique the SLU-Kenya connection is!

Housing Information:
Semi-private dorm style facilities in Nairobi, and 4-star safari accommodations during field components.  Some single occupancy travelers may be asked to share a room in Nairobi only.

Additional Information:
Full board accommodations, park fees and airport transfers from June 29th-July 9th are included in price.  Transportation outside of Nairobi in extended cab Toyota Land Cruiser Safari vehicles with professional drivers.  Flying Doctors medical evacuation coverage throughout the trip for each participant. Please note that airfare accommodations are not included in this trip.  Five KSP staff and faculty will accompany the group outside of Nairobi and serve as guides. Children 16 and up are welcome to join a relative or guardian on the trip.  This travel experience is first come, first serve and space is extremely limited

For additional details, including pricing and full itineraries, click here If you have any questions regarding this experience, please contact Barb Knauf via email or by calling 315-229-1847, or email Dr. Matt Carotenuto.

This trip is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Barb Knauf via email: bknauf@stlawu.edu or call: 315-229-1847.

Contact Us

Barb Knauf
Associate Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Special Initiatives