MSID—International Development in Kenya

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Study international development in Kenya, a country of immense geographic and cultural diversity. You’ll also contribute through an internship or research project with a nonprofit organization while you’re there. Explore the complexities created by issues such as environment, globalization, public health, and social justice.

Kenya’s geographic and cultural diversity make it a microcosm of the African continent. It includes hot coastal plains, vast plateaus, Africa’s largest lake and highest mountain, and hundreds of miles of the great Rift Valley. Home to more than 45 tribes, significant European and South Asian minorities, and a population of 28 million speaking dozens of languages, Kenya shares with its neighbors the challenges of forging a multiethnic, postcolonial nation. Most Kenyans are farmers or herders, yet the capital of Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in East Africa.

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