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  • Locations: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Homestay, Shard Apt Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: Yes Internship: Yes
Advisor: Kelly Jo Bahry Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Level Required for Admission: Sophomore standing Program Type: Partial Direct Enrollment
Advising Required: Yes
Program Description:

This Public Health in Nairobi program is run by American University for public health students who have already taken BIO-110 General Biology I and STAT-202 Basic Statistics, and are interested in a hands-on experience in dealing with public health issues "on the ground" in an urban, east African environment.  Students will share orientation, accommodation, and excursions with students attending the AU Nairobi Contemporary Issues In Kenya and Africa and the Environment & Human Health (Spring) program. All students participate in a public health related internship in Nairobi and take required, set courses related to public health and Swahili at both the University of Nairobi and the AU Nairobi Center. Students earn 17 credits per semester.

Students interested in applying for this program must make an appointment with the AU Abroad Senior Study Abroad Advisor to open an application.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/10/2017
Varies by program 08/28/2017 12/16/2017
NOTE: NOTE: Students must arrive in Nairobi on Monday, August 28th at the airport between 5pm and 11pm, and leave program housing on Saturday, December 16th.
Spring 2018 10/05/2017
Varies by program 01/02/2017 04/21/2017
NOTE: You need to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi between 5pm-11pm on January 2nd. You must leave the program on April 21st.

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.