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Africana Studies

Live and learn the history, culture, and politics of Africa first-hand!  Studying abroad allows you to gain a meaningful life experience while adding an international dimension to your UMBC degree.  Explore the evolution of Pan-Africanism in Ghana or watch the social transformation of post-apartheid South Africa with your own eyes.


UMBC Exchanges and Programs

Interested in studying in Ghana this summer? Take part in an exciting four-week study abroad experience to gain first-hand knowledge about the unique cultural and political heritage of Ghana. The 4-credit course includes language training, field research, service learning, and lectures. Students will explore the cities of Accra, Cape Coast, and Kumasi. Please contact Dr. King Meadows ( for more information and an application.

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP): Botswana, Ghana,

UMBC Direct: Ireland, United Kingdom


Preferred Affiliates and Providers

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE): France, Ghana, Senegal, Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA Bulter): United Kingdom

International Studies Abroad (ISA):  South Africa

School for International Training (SIT): Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda