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Snapshot

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2022

Advisor:

Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

SIT - School for International Training

Overview

Opportunity Description

Examine development and the changing cultures, politics, and economy of Cameroon and explore the immigrant experience of Cameroonians in France.

What is unique about this program?

  • Choose between an internship and independent study.
  • Examine how modernization and westernization are changing society, politics, and the economy in Cameroon.
  • Learn from development experts and high-profile Cameroonian leaders.
  • Study, travel, and socialize with Cameroonian students for the majority of the semester.
  • Explore Cameroonian cultures, dance, and art.
  • Receive intensive French language instruction and learn basic Pidgin English or Fulfulde.
  • Spend a week in Paris looking at issues of international development and immigration. 

Why study development in Cameroon?

Compared to most countries in the region, Cameroon has had relative political stability since independence, which has permitted investments in agriculture, transport infrastructure, petroleum, and timber. In this sense, Cameroon provides an excellent setting in which to study mainstream development in action and the transitions that occur within a developing society. Whether through independent study or an internship with an organization at the center of this transition, you will be in a position to appreciate through direct observation and experience some of the driving forces and goals of mainstream development practice and how they have been structured.

At the end of the program, hike, swim, and recharge in the beach town of Limbe.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)