- Yaounde, Cameroon
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Examine development and the changing cultures, politics, and economy of Cameroon and explore the immigrant experience of Cameroonians in France.
You’ll stay in Paris, near the Chateau Rouge neighborhood, home to a vibrant Cameroonian immigrant community. Here, you’ll study development in France, focusing especially on immigration and refugee issues and visiting international development organizations working in France.
For the last four weeks of the program, you will complete either an internship or an Independent Study Project (ISP). If you choose the internship, you will spend four weeks working with a Cameroonian organization where you will develop professional skills and gain real work experience. If you choose to do an ISP, you will spend this time conducting field research and writing an academic paper that engages with your research.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Please see our website for more information.
Based on 1 Reviews
- I only wish I never had to leave08/16/20
My semester in Cameroon was one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Through home-stays, trips and classes, SIT strove to immerse us in the cities that we were studying in. I had wonderful host families that welcomed me into their homes and made
me feel at home. Classes were interesting and challenging but tightly linked to what we were experiencing there which made them relevant and important to my growth as a student. My fellow American and Cameroonian students became some of my closest friends and I'm still in touch with many of them. Unfortunately, my semester there was cut short due to Covid-19 and we had to leave abruptly. Leaving was so painful, it felt like I was leaving my family. I really hope that I can return one day soon to see my host siblings and parents, SIT staff who were like older siblings and parents to us, and get to spend more time there. I miss them all so dearly.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend