Sarah Lawrence College - Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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This spring semester program focuses on understanding and effectively addressing human development in sub-Saharan African contexts. An integral component of the program is learning how to understand, implement, and evaluate effective community-bas... read more

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This spring semester program focuses on understanding and effectively addressing human development in sub-Saharan African contexts. An integral component of the program is learning how to understand, implement, and evaluate effective community-based work in each location studied.  With a focus on Southern and Eastern Africa, students will spend five weeks in each of the following locations:


  • Rural Tanzania (Kitongo, near Mwanza)

  • Urban Malawi (Blantyre)

  • Rural Zimbabwe (the Matobo Hills region, near Bulawayo)

In addition to coursework in psychology and history, all students will spend 15-20 hours a week performing fieldwork in local community-based organizations.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Human Development, Family Studies
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