Study in Africa: Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa

The Department of Pan African Studies has established a new Study Abroad program to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in Summer 2018! On this 13 day trip from June 11-24, 2018, Dr. Gwekwerere will teach a class on Pan-Africanism and World Politics, emphasizing the role played by Tanzania in the development of several anti-colonial movements. We are working with the Department of History at the University of Dar es Salaam to host a two-day conference on Pan-Africanism in 21st century Africa (students who may want to speak or perform are encouraged) and to have our students take classes in Kiswahili language and culture. Students will also have the opportunity to visit sites of Pan-African interest, particularly the places where southern African freedom fighters from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia and South Africa were trained. For information regarding the program, contact:

Dr. T. Gwekwerere
Office KH A3044

Study Abroad 2018

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California State University offers two other great study abroad programs in Africa. One is in South Africa at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in beautiful Port Elizabeth. The other program is in Ghana at the University of Ghana in the capital city of Accra. Both programs offer a unique and rich experience, allowing students to immerse themselves in African cultures, study African languages, and have experiences that they will value for the rest of their lives.

          The Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana

Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana

Why should students study abroad?

  • In today’s highly globalized world, experience living abroad is a great career move, no matter what field one enters.
  • It won’t delay graduation: The universities in both South Africa and Ghana offer numerous degree programs, including African Studies, Political Science, English, Business, Engineering, Biology, and more.
  • It’s affordable: Students can use their financial aid to travel abroad. In addition, there are scholarships available specifically for students choosing to study abroad.
  • In many cases students can even bring along their dependents!

Secondary school students in Accra, Ghana

Secondary school students in Accra, GhanaTo see and hear about experiences of study abroad students in the California State University system check out the video: Breaking Barriers

Study Abroad Advising Walk-ins are on Mondays (3:30pm - 4:30pm) and Thursdays (11:30am - 12:30pm)

For more information stop by the Study Abroad office on campus in Golden Eagle 217. You can also contact the Study Abroad office at (323) 343-3170 or Email:



The following websites offer information on the types of study abroad programs available to students, including available majors, countries, and universities.

Application Deadlines: Applications are due on September 1, 2017 for South Africa & February 1, 2018 for Ghana

For students interested in studying in countries other than those offered through CSU, there are numerous study abroad options available to you in a variety of countries for a variety of lengths of time. Please see the study abroad office for more information.

            Children in Cape Town, South Africa

Children in Cape Town, South Africa