Academic Departments and Programs

Academic departments and programs offering specific courses featuring study of this region include Africana studies, Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, FrenchHistory, Jewish studiesPolitics, Religion, SociologyTheater and Dance. In addition, students interested in Comparative American studies, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist studiesInternational studies and Third World Studies may find curricular offerings dealing with this area of the world. Arabic language study is offered through the French and Italian department.  Search the Oberlin Course Catalog for specific courses.

Approved Study Away Programs in Africa

For complete information and details about Oberlin's approved study away programs, please see the Study Away website and the list of Oberlin's Consortial Programs or Affiliated Programs.

The American University in Cairo

Arts and  Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon (CIEE)

Namibia/South Africa:
Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind (Center for Global Education)

National Identity and the Arts (School for International Training)

South Africa:
International Human Rights Exchange (Bard College)
University of the Western Cape (Lexia)

Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology (School for International Training)
Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management (School for International Training)

Winter-Term Projects

Group winter-term projects in this region have recently included programs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal/Gambia and South Africa.

International Students

International students come to both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music from more than 40 countries.  To see the home countries of our current international students from this region, refer to the map.  The Office of International Students is dedicated to serving the needs of international students by offering a full range of services and advice.

Other Resources

Students studying this area of the world may also find an important resource on campus through the Afrikan Heritage House.

Students Organizations

Please refer to our list of student clubs and organizations including the African Students Organization, the International Students Organization, and the Muslim Students Organization.