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Study Abroad in Kenya 2016

Study Abroad to Kenya: Exploring African Cultural Systems

Program Dates: June, 25 -July 15, 2016

Courses Offered: RELI 2500

Faculty: Mary Nyangweso Wangila

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

Kenya is commonly referred to as the "cradle of mankind" because it is home to the most famous fossils of early humans. It is also one of the countries renowned for its safari and wildlife national parks, not to mention the number of ethnic communities that still live more or less the same life as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. In this course students will be visit sites of the earliest form of human life and be exposed to cultures and beliefs of Kenyans –indigenous, African Christianity and Africa Islam to learn about the history of cultures in the Great Rift Valley region including those of the two most famous ethnic communities; the Maasai and Samburu. Students will visit and learn from local universities of Nairobi, and visit sites such as Mount Kenya. They will see indigenous and modernized communities of Kenya. They 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. They will also be exposed to service learning opportunities with the homeless and a visit of Elephant orphanage. For information, contact wangilam@ecu.edu.

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For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Mary Nyangweso
(252) 737-2422
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