Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
“Understanding Kiswahili changed my Kenya experience and my life. During the rest of the semester, I experienced many things I couldn't have without it, got to know many wonderful people I otherwise wouldn't have, and overheard many things that perhaps I shouldn't have.”
The Kenya Semester Program is an interdisciplinary academic program that uses a combination of learning models -- classroom, field-based and experiential -- and emphasizes cultural immersion throughout the semester.
Students take two required courses. In addition, students are able to select two elective courses so that can focus on their own field of interest or specialization. The program serves majors from a number of different disciplines.
Whether matriculated at St. Lawrence or elsewhere, all students must take four courses to earn full-semester credit.
For dual-listed courses, students must indicate while registering in Kenya for which department they want the course listed. Therefore, students must confer with their advisors and department chairpersons well in advance of studying in Kenya to to plan their program and avoid problems.
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