Whether it’s interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.
With some planning, Africana Studies majors and minors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. The Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ program in Senegal is hosted by the Université de Gaston-Berger (UGB), established in 1990 to prepare Senegal’s youth for leadership positions in politics, economic development, and technological innovation. The university is home to approximately 3,000 Senegalese and West African students. Admission to the university is extremely competitive and faculty, students and staff alike take great pride in their association with the institution.
Makhanda is a small city located about 125 km west of Port Elizabeth, the major city and airport in the region. Situated in South Africa’s “wild” province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush, and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions–among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and Mandela’s home at Qunu.