Canisius College Global Summer School


Study in Limuru, Kenya
Summer 2020

Canisius students are invited to apply to Canisius College's first Global Summer School in Limuru Kenya! Experience the culture of Kenya and learn about it on location from Canisius professors. Cost is all inclusive (room, board, flight, cultural experiences and transportation). Need-based scholarships are available for students who apply. Applications are due November 15th!

Global Summer School Course Offerings:

The History of Africa - Dr. David Devereux, Canisius College

The Religions of Africa - Rev. Godrick Lyimo, East African Scholar

Instruction in Swahili - Dr. James Oigara, Canisius College


Six credit hours, 2 Core Courses plus a Swahili Language component will be offered. Even though the program takes place in the summer, these will be fall semester credits.

Students will be immersed in East African culture by living and learning at gorgeous Brackenhurst Eco-Campus in Limuru, Kenya. Located at 8,000ft in the mountains, Brackenhurst is nestled among beautiful forests and tea plantations. Students will complete 2 courses over four weeks with one week devoted to travel and cultural immersion.

Planned Included Excursions:

Safari to Masai Mara
Climb up Mt. Kenya
Visit to the Kariandusi Pre-historic archaeological site
Tour of Kenya’s National Museum
Visit to a hospital in Kibera, the largest slum in the world
Conversation with the Director of East Africa’s World Health Organization
Conversation with the CEO of Kenya’s largest Bank

Cost:  $4,500 -tentative
Need-based, $3,000 scholarships offered for PELL Eligible students  

This price includes:

  • Canisius College Course Fall Credit for 2 Core Courses
  • Round trip airfare
  • Ground transportation
  • Housing at Brackenhurst Eco Campus
  • Meals at Brackenhurst Eco Campus
  • 2-Day Safari to Masai Mara, climb up Mt. Kenya and several cultural excursions
  • Study abroad emergency international insurance policy

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Applications will be due no later than November 15th, 2019


Spaces are limited to 15 students only.

Interviews may be necessary during the selection process.