Global Fairfield: The African Continent

Students interested in attending a semester-long program in Africa, have several options through our approved partner programs.

Sibanye Semester Program in Capetown, South Africa, with our Jesuit Partner Marquette University

Marquette's South Africa Service Learning Program is based in cosmopolitan Cape Town, at the southern tip of the African continent. The Sibanye Cape Town program, in conjunction with the University of the Western Cape, builds upon Marquette’s strong tradition of service learning. The program offers students the unique opportunity to increase their understanding of the people, history, culture and traditions of South Africa through integrated academic course work and direct immersion into the culture through community-based service.

This program is attractive to students studying a variety of disciplines from history to political science to international studies. Throughout the semester, students enroll in five courses, two of which are designed specifically for program participants: Crossing Boundaries: Bridging the Racial Divide - South Africa and Race, Class, Gender and Local Communities. Students then choose the addition three courses from University of the Western Cape curriculum.

Stellenbosch Semester program with Global Approved Provider, AIFS

Students study at Stellenbosch University, located in the winelands of the Western Cape, a campus home to close to 28,000 students representing more than 110 nationalities.

The academic highlights of this location are the Global Themes. Students engage in courses, internships and experiences through the lens of these major cross disciplinary interest areas for a more immersive, holistic experience.

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education, Social Services, and Psychology
  • Global Peace, International Security and Human Rights
  • Global Sustainability
  • Health Sciences and STEM
  • Language, History and Culture
  • Social and Criminal Justice

Kenya and Tanzania with Global Approved Provider, School for Field Studies(SFS) SFS a researched based learning experience, has semester options in Kenya and Tanzania. When studying with SFS students will be supporting a team of experienced research scientists who will push students to get creative in their work to understand the critical environmental issues of our time. We like how their tagline, “Our planet is home to an incredible diversity of life and depends on the next generation of environmental leaders to protect its future – will you be one of them?” supports our mission to create Global Leaders for a better tomorrow. Students with majors or minors in archeology, biology, environmental studies, international studies and zoology would find the academics a perfect fit.

If a summer semester is more attractive to students, we have an amazing opportunity with two approved partner programs.

Global Fairfield is happy to announce its new program offering through our collaboration with Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, Frances Forest, the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya. Fairfield Since 2012, the George Washington University has partnered with the National Museums of Kenya to offer undergraduate and graduate students on-the-ground experience in paleoanthropology at the Koobi Fora Field School (KFFS). Located on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya, KFFS is the world’s premier field research and training program in paleoanthropology and a strong academic experience for students interested in majors such as anthropology, biology, environmental studies, sociology and zoology.

  1. The complete program is comprised of three parts:
  2. Month-long online course (Spring semester)
  3. Six weeks of fieldwork at Koobi Fora (Summer session) 

A follow-up workshop (Following fall): The follow-up program connects students with major researchers from around the United States who can help students turn their experience in Kenya into a successful graduate school experience.

School for Field Studies Summer Sessions in Kenya and Tanzania as well. These month-long programs are perfect for students in Biology, Environmental Studies and the Pre-Vet disciplines on campus.

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