International Programs

Ghana: Global Health

Public health is inextricably linked to the ecological and social environment.  The health of human populations reflects the ecological and geographic environment.  This program will introduce important ideas in public health and significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a low-income country.  Site visits will include hospitals and clinics, research laboratories, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, and community development projects.  Students from the partner institution, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, will also take part in the program.  This course is ideally suited for students interested in careers in medicine, allied health fields, public health, or environmental science.

For more information about the Ghana study abroad program, including dates, fees, and application deadlines, please visit the Office of International Programs webpage.

Dakar, Senegal: Civilizations of West Francophone Africa

This four week program will take place in the port city of Dakar in Senegal.  Students are introduced to the basics of Wolof language in their first week to better connect with the community, while taking the 4-credit course 'FREN 388: Civilizations of West Francophone Africa' taught by Dr. Kodjo Adabra, Assistant Professor of French.  During their four weeks in Senegal, students will conduct research on carefully chosen topics including Islam, history, culture, politics, music, or other country-relevant topics as approved by the instructor.  Students will also participate in many pre-planned cultural events, weekend excursions, and site visits.  This study abroad program is sponsored by the Chancellor's Award for Internationalization of the State University of New York.

For more information about the Senegal study abroad program, including dates, fees, and application deadlines, please visit the Office of International Programs webpage.