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Graduate & Undergraduate Opportunities

Study Abroad

The African Studies Center collaborates with the MSU Office for Education Abroad in offering 15 short term and two semester long programs in eight African countries. Some of the programs we offer include:

  • Ubuntu Dialogues Study Abroad, South Africa
  • Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals, Kenya
  • College of Human Medicine Independent Rotation, Uganda
  • Infectious Diseases of Africa, Malawi
  • Public Health: Methods for Community Practice, Ghana
  • Arabic Study Abroad, Morocco
  • Arts, Culture, and Museum Internship, South Africa
  • Information & Communication Technologies for Development, Tanzania
  • Travel with Quantitative Literacy, South Africa
  • Sustainable Development in Tanzania, Tanzania
  • Doing Business in South Africa, South Africa
  • Development and NGOs, Malawi and South Africa
  • Clinical Tropical Medicine, Malawi
  • Internships in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sustaining South African Wildlife: Cash, Crime, Conflicts, & Conservation, South Africa

You can find information specific to each program on the Education Abroad website linked above. Filter results by region and select "Africa"!

Ubuntu Student Dialogues

The African Studies Center is excited to offer an opportunity for MSU students to participate in a series of facilitated virtual conversations with students in South Africa as part of the Ubuntu Dialogues.

The student dialogues will include 10 MSU and 10 Stellenbosch University students per year engaging in facilitated virtual conversations on contemporary issues facing young people across the continents. These issues may include, but are not limited to, the meaning of Ubuntu, Pan-Africanism, and knowledge and institutional decolonization as concepts and practice. The dialogues are intended to rethink boundaries and differences, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote the resolution of real and imagined differences through dialogue.

If you're interested in this program or have questions, please contact Upenyu Majee or come visit the Center in the International Center, room 100!

Supervised Research

The Center helps facilitate supervised research opportunities in different disciplines for students in collaboration with the Center's affiliated faculty across all colleges and many departments. If you are interested in working with a faculty member to conduct research and would like to contact us to find out more, please email us or stop by the Center in the International Center, room 100!


The African Studies Center works with the MSU Office for Education Abroad to facilitate internship opportunities for MSU undergraduate students. You can find out more about internships by clicking on the link above or visiting the Office for Education Abroad in the International Center, room 109.