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Fact Sheet:
Housing: Homestay, Program Arranged Housing Language Pre-requisite: none
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU:
Yes Internship: No
Advisor: Kelly Jo Bahry Minimum GPA: 2.75
Advising Required:
Program Description:

This Environment and Human Health program is run by American University and designed for students whose academic interests are focused on issues to do with the environment and its impact on human health and development.  Studies majoring or minoring in Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, and Public Health are particularly suited for this program but the program is open to all students with an interest in these areas and who would like the opportunity to engage in a substantial internship or research project while studying abroad.

Students are encouraged to have taken a cross-cultural class before studying abroad in Kenya such as SISA 341 Intercultural Communication, SOCY 100 Sociology of the Global South, or ANTH 110 Culture and the Human Experience, or the equivalent. 

Program orientation, some excursions and some accommodation will be shared with students on the AU Nairobi Contemporary Issues in Kenya and Africa.

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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Visit the AU Nairobi web page for detailed information about program structure and curriculum information.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/05/2016
Varies by program 01/03/2017 04/22/2017
NOTE: Students need to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi between 5pm and 11pm on January 3rd. Students need to leave the program on April 22nd.
Spring 2018 10/06/2017 ** Varies by program 01/02/2018 04/21/2018
NOTE: Program dates are estimates. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.

** 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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