Re-centering Study Abroad: Reflections on Study Abroad Programming in Africa
Africa has generally been considered a non-traditional study abroad destination. This label seems to be validated by several factors, including the low number of study abroad programs available in Africa. As a result, fewer students study abroad in Africa, compared with those going to traditional destinations. Presumably, a lack of deep familiarity with the African continent and the comfort of risk-avoidance explain why study abroad advising tends to be oriented toward places which, for parents, sending institutions, and service providers, seem safer and more familiar than Africa. This panel proposes to re-center study abroad in Africa by engaging participants to critically reflect on advising and programming.
Serigne Ndiaye, CIEE
Keshia Abraham, CIEE
Makiah Lyons, Howard University