Study Abroad

Students in African Studies are encouraged to study abroad in Africa or conduct independent research on the continent. More information about study abroad programs can be found at the Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS) website. Students may study abroad during the fall or spring semesters, or during the summer.
Since 2010, African Studies faculty have led a summer study abroad program in Legon, Ghana (West Africa). This program is currently on hiatus as the faculty overhaul its curriculum and program offerings.
Students may also apply for a Richter Scholarship from the URECA program to conduct independent research abroad. Students work with faculty mentors to design and conduct a research project, supported by up to $6000. They typically travel and conduct their research during the summer.
The Global Wake Forest initiative offers short-term Community-Based Global Learning programs to sub-Saharan Africa. These programs apply a service learning model to international travel and study. These opportunities are typically offered in the late spring or summer.