Study Abroad to Kenya: The Health Face of Rituals Project

July 1 – July 30, 2020

Selected students will participate in a research project that involves traveling to Kenya to study the intersection of religion, culture and reproductive health. Students will be attached to institutions that work towards social engagements to address cultural and religious practices that address gender. In addition, students will explore various sites of the earliest form of human life as they learn about the three main beliefs of Kenyans – indigenous, African Christianity and Africa Islam and especially how these define gender and general social behavior in Kenya. The visit will take us to the Great Rift Valley region specifically the two most famous ethnic communities; the Maasai and Samburu, the Pokot and the Elgeyo Marakwet.  In addition, students will see up close diverse Kenyan animals such as Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants, Leopards and Flamingos. They will also visit cultural heritage museums such as Nairobi National Museum where the oldest remains of human ancestors are on display, Bomas of Kenya and national parks. Service- learning opportunities is a great part of this project as students will work with institutions that address gender-based violence. Every academic year, students are invited to contact to express their interest by April 1, 2020. For more information, contact Dr. Nyangweso.

  • Cost: $3,486 + Airfare (Includes Tuition for 6 s.h., lodging, ground transportation, site entry fees, Health Insurance, and some meals)