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Student Initiated Programs in Africa

Student Initiated Programs in Africa
Study in one of the diverse countries of Africa through an approved and accredited non-KU program.
Location: 
Dependent on Program
Language of Instruction: 
Afrikaans
English
French
Arabic
Kiswahili
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Student-Initiated Program
Program Summary: 

Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs) allow KU students to earn resident KU credit for study abroad programs sponsored by other accredited U.S. universities and colleges. The SIP category also applies to degree-seeking KU students who opt to enroll directly in foreign institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education of the host country for a summer, semester, or academic year. 

Students participating in a SIP remain enrolled at KU during the study abroad program and receive KU resident credit and grades for the coursework that they complete abroad.  Continuous KU enrollment allows for access to state and federal financial aid as well as deferment of loan repayments. In addition, students on a SIP receive academic, cultural and safety information at the mandatory Office of Study Abroad (OSA) orientation and have contact (including 24-hour emergency assistance) with the OSA while abroad.  Students also receive emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage for the study period.

Program selection

Students must schedule an appointment to meet with an OSA program coordinator before beginning the KU application process. The program coordinator will help the student determine if the non-KU program meets University of Kansas* and SIP guidelines. The program coordinator will also explain the application process in greater detail and provide the student with OSA SIP application directions.

*Note: Due to concerns for student and faculty safety, the University of Kansas does not sponsor study abroad at locations where a U.S. State Department Travel Warning has been issued. See http://travel.state.gov for a list of countries currently under a Travel Warning.

Below are just a few of the many programs that KU students might want to consider first. Countries and programs may change from this list, which is not updated regularly, so please refer to the host program information for details and confirmation. The KU Office of Study Abroad does not endorse any particular program provider.

North Africa

Morocco: AMIDEASTCollege Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)​, IES Abroad, SIT Study Abroad

Sub-Saharan Africa

Botswana: Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Ghana: CIS Abroad, Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), SIT Study Abroad 

Madagascar: SIT Study Abroad

Namibia: Augsburg College Center for Global Education

Senegal: Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), SIT Study Abroad

South Africa: American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), Arcadia University, CEA Study Abroad, CIS Abroad, Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), IES Abroad, International Studies Abroad, SIT Study Abroad, Nelson Mandela Summer Program

Tanzania: Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Uganda: SIT Study Abroad

Application

It is entirely the student's responsibility to monitor deadlines and application procedures for the non-KU program. In addition, students must complete the KU Office of Study Abroad SIP application and scholarship application (if applicable) by the deadlines listed below, regardless of the non-KU program deadlines.

Deadline for Winter Break, Spring Break, & Spring Semester programs: October 1

Deadline for Fall, Academic Year, or Summer programs: March 1

As with many other study abroad options, students must meet with departmental faculty advisors and their academic advisor in their major during the application process in order to complete an Academic Plan. Through this process they will be able to determine what equivalent KU credit they will receive for their study abroad courses. Upon acceptance to the non-KU program, students must submit a copy of the letter of acceptance from the host institution to the OSA.

Orientation

All students who participate in SIPs are required to take part in the KU OSA pre-departure orientation even if there is an on-site orientation arranged by the non-KU program. The OSA orientation provides important academic, cultural, and safety information to all study abroad participants.

Credit-Posting

Students are required to maintain full-time student status (12 hours/semester) while abroad and post all courses to their KU transcript.  All courses must be approved prior to departure, while abroad, or upon return by the relevant academic department. They will be posted to the KU transcript as they appear on the student’s Academic Plan & Approval Form or Credit Worksheet with the accompanying grades earned.  Grades will be calculated into the student's KU GPA.

A signed and sealed official transcript (or equivalent document) must be provided to KU the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). The transcript may be forwarded directly to the OSA Program Coordinator or the student can hand-deliver a sealed copy.  Participants in Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs) will want to check with their provider or host institution to find out if their transcript will be sent automatically or if they must obtain one directly. 

 Failing to complete the grade posting process will prevent graduation from KU and may have other implications such as immediate forfeiture of all financial aid, including return of scholarships and repayment of loans.   

Fees

The Office of Study Abroad SIP fee includes the OSA administrative fee, KU enrollment, OSA pre-departure orientation, 24-hour emergency contact services, and emergency medical evacuation and repatriation services. 

Currently, the total KU tuition and program fee for participation in a Student-Initiated Program is as follows:

Summer/Short-Term: $580

Semester: $1,050

Academic Year: $1,330

The SIP fee is in addition to any tuition, fees or other expenses related to the non-KU program. The KU OSA SIP fee will be billed on your KU account once you commit to the program.

All other program related expenses (non-KU program provider fees and/or host institution tuition, room and board etc) are the responsibility of the student and will not be billed on your KU account. Students must make arrangements to pay these fees directly.

Eligibility: 

Undergraduate or graduate students may participate in a SIP as long as they meet the minimum 2.50 GPA requirement and are in good academic standing at KU. As with other programs, students must complete at least one academic term at KU prior to participating in study abroad. In all cases, the student must meet the sponsoring institution's eligibility requirements and must be accepted to the program by the sponsoring institution.

Further Reading: 

Students searching for a study abroad program are encouraged to meet with a Peer Advisor in the OSA Info Center, located in 105 Lippincott. No appointment is necessary.  Students who decide to do a SIP are responsible for researching their options, finding an appropriate program, and meeting with a program coordinator to discuss the program. 

The following websites are useful tools for researching non-KU programs:

www.iiepassport.org

www.studyabroad.com

www.goabroad.com

Brochures for a number of non-KU programs are available in the OSA Info Center. 

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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Status: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2019
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Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2019
Status: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Human Rights in Africa
POLI 468
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics of Constitution-Making in Ghana
POLI 466
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Modern African Thinkers
POLI 463
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - US Policy towards Africa
POLI 461
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics in Developing Countries -- Northern Africa
POLI 474
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - The Military and Politics in Ghana
POLI 467
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics and Bureaucracy in Africa
POLI 464
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Public Sector Reforms and Social Development
POLI 462
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Decentralization and Local Governance
POLI 459
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics of Identity in Ghana
POLI 458
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - NGO's and Development in Africa
POLI 456
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Civil-Military Realtions in Africa
POLI 454
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Political and Economic Reform and Democracy in Africa
POLI 452
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics in Developing Countries -- Western Africa
POLI 449
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Human Resource Development and Management
POLI 457
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Transitional Justice
POLI 455
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Gender and Politics
POLI 453
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Markets, Politics and Society in Ghana
POLI 451
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Issues in Africa's International Realtions
POLI 448
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Foreign Policy Analysis
POLI 447
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Social and Political Theory
POLI 445
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Politics of International Economic Relations
POLI 445
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Public Finance Administration
POLI 472
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Ghana's Foreign Policy
POLI 446
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Applied Political Research
POLI 443
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Political Economy of Africa's Development since Independence
POLI 441
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
POLI 465
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
CIEE Legon - Electoral Politics and Democracy in Ghana
POLI 444
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University of Cape Town - Understanding Gender
AXL1100S
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University of Cape Town - Gender, Sexuality, Politics
AXL2100F
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
University of Cape Town - Gender & The Politics of Development
AXL2102S
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
University of Cape Town - Gender & History
AXL2103S
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
University of Cape Town - Theories, Politics, and Action
AXL3100F
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
5
University of Cape Town - The Politics of Gendered Knowledge
AXL3101S
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
5

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1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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