Study Abroad Opportunities

Students in the department have the opportunity study abroad in programs related to African American Studies for a semester (fall or spring), a year, or a summer. The department offers recommendations for programs students may enjoy, but there are no restrictions on eligible programs. Many programs and universities admit students on a rolling basis, but others have deadlines far in advance of desired travel. In addition to being accepted into a study abroad program, students must attain approval for the program from the Department of African American Studies. Final approval to study abroad is given by the Committee on Examinations and Standing


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Black Studies in the World

How can you pair coursework in African American Studies with studying abroad? There are myriad ways!
We will list approved programs on this page in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at the travel itineraries from some of your favorite scholars and writers for inspiration as to where your own studies may take you.


Caryl Phillips is author of The European Tribe, a collection of personal essays about growing up black in Europe, and his travels throughout the continent.

The writer Lorraine Hansberry was an internationalist and a voice for peace. She was outspoken about independence in Ghana and participated in a major peace conference Montevideo, Uruguay during her lifetime.