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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Kelly Jo Bahry Advising Required: YES
Language Pre-requisite: none Minimum GPA: 2.75
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: YES Language of Instruction: English
Language Courses Offered: NO Housing: Homestay, Program Arranged Housing
Internship: YES
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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/06/2017
Varies by program 01/02/2018 04/21/2018
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.
Spring 2019 10/05/2018 ** Varies by program 01/01/2019 04/20/2019
NOTE: You need to arrive to the program on Tuesday, January 1st. The program will pay for your transport from the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi to the program between 5pm-11pm on January 1st. If you arrive before that time the program will arrange transport but you will pay for it. You must leave the program on Saturday, April 20th.

** 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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