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Africana Studies

How does studying abroad fit with this major?

The Africana Studies Major prepares students to become informed and positive participants in the world community by developing a global perspective on Africa and its Diaspora. Our goals are to give our students an affirmative, transformative experience through learning about Africa’s people and Diasporic contributions to world culture with their arts, labor, resources, and civil and human rights ideologies.

Studying abroad provides a great opportunity for African American Studies majors to understand their course work in a broader context. By exposing yourself to a variety of different cultures and experiences, you have a better framework with which to critique and contribute to academic topics of interest.

Students can extend their university experience by studying a variety of regions and countries in Africa as well as the African Diaspora of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. You will be able to inform yourself about the cultures of these diverse places and peoples; you will also be able to examine the impact of other countries’ political and economic policies on your host country and to receive new understandings from the people you visit.

Featured Programs

Ramapo College of New Jersey

“GHANA: Culture, History & the Arts”

2 credit, Global Field Experience, Spring Break Program

This program (INTL 130) will provide students with unique opportunities to travel and explore the vibrant and diverse country of Ghana, often recognized as the most stable democracy in Africa. Participants will witness some of the primary sites of the country. In partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, students will engage in cultural and service learning activities.

Program Website (Information & Application)

Scholarships are available

Other Approved Programs

There are a variety of other approved program options available to students who major in Africana Studies. Click on the link below for a list of these options:


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