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United States International University
The University at Albany partners with KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) to offer a study abroad option at the United States International University (USIU). The option allows students to immerse themselves in the eastern African culture by living in this vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya's political capital, and the principal economic, diplomatic and cultural center in East Africa. Students can choose from a variety of courses taught in English at the University. Internship and community service opportunities are also available.
Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least 2.5 GPA are welcome to apply. All students must be in good academic standing. Students with a lower GPA should consult with the adviser about whether or not to apply.
Classes are held at the United States International University (USIU). UAlbany students are integrated with African students in all classes.
All the courses are taught in English. Optional internships (business, media, humanitarian, research, etc.) and community service opportunities are available. Internships (for credit) and community service (not for credit) are organized at various companies, NGOs and humanitarian organizations.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on the course offerings.
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved
UAlbany hosts a general orientation session on campus for the study abroad students and their families during the semester prior to participation in the program. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend.
UAlbany Study Abroad and Exchanges staff is available throughout the year to assist study abroad students and their parents. KEI's on site staff will also host a program orientation once students arrive in Nairobi and are available to provide on site support throughout the program.
Students live in the university residence halls, known as hostels. These halls are typical dormitory-style, with double rooms along a hall and a common bathroom.
For more information on the option, please visit the following websites:
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