SIT Study Abroad: Cameroon - Development and Social Change

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Examine development issues in Cameroon in the context of culture, politics, and the economy.Cameroon, an ethnically diverse and rapidly changing country, is an ideal setting in which to study development. Alongside Cameroonian college students, yo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
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It was absolutely worthwhile. The excursions were 100% the best part of the entire program-- meeting with the Bagyeli, traveling and living in Batoufam, and spending a week in Paris. This is a program I would 100% recommend, but only for students that have a very good idea of what they are getting into. - Pomona College View Entire Review
My french improved, I learned so much on an academic and human level and grew so much as a person. It was 100% worth it. - Macalester College View Entire Review
Past Review Ça Va Bien!
You're doing the best you can in the moment. At times, I felt like I wasn't taking advantage of the trip the way I imagined. Once my best friend told me that, my experience greatly improved. Overall, I had a good experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My experience was my favorite part of my college life. I learned what culture was, how to navigate the world through a different perspective, and how to inter culturally communicate. I have a family in Cameroon, and I hope to return one day soon. - Millsaps College View Entire Review
Past Review Hapdou & Hakila
Totally worth! I learned French, patience, cultural immersion. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I’m torn by this question because in some ways my study abroad experience was worthwhile, but in some ways it wasn’t. Having already traveled around Africa, I think if I was given the opportunity to choose again, I might’ve preferred an exchange program. For the amount of money my family paid, I wish I had more cultural immersio... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I had the most magical time in Cameroon and truly was able to immerse myself in so much of the country through SIT: Cameroon. In this program, we were not only able to experience the capital, Yaoundé, but also Kribi and Batoufam. I ended up returning to Batoufam for my internship, where I worked as a museum tour guide. Additiona... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a whole new understanding of people, development, and education. I also gained an amazing group of friends who were always willing to have those super deep and difficult conversations about everything we encountered abroad. - University of Evansville View Entire Review
I learned to trust my instincts and to always be aware of my surroundings. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a ton about myself and how I deal with loneliness and being a radically different culture 24/7. It was really hard but I'm really happy that I did it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Cameroon: Social Pluralism & Development
I learned how to be independent, how to mold myself into a culture, and how to be open and friendly to people who have various motives. It was definitely worthwhile experience. I grew a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My experience was more than worthwhile, and it absolutely altered my future plans. But I can't reveal everything I learned because it would be like giving away the ending. You have to see it for yourself. - Hope College View Entire Review

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Examine development issues in Cameroon in the context of culture, politics, and the economy.

Cameroon, an ethnically diverse and rapidly changing country, is an ideal setting in which to study development. Alongside Cameroonian college students, you’ll discuss project sustainability, funding sources, and beneficiary involvement in project design and implementation with development experts and high-profile political leaders. Focusing on three major socio-cultural groups—Bamiléké, Bagyeli, and Anglophones—you’ll discover the complex relationships between development, modernization, and social change.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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