Hollins University Forms Partnership With Kenyatta University in Nairobi

Hollins University, a women’s educational institution in Roanoke, Virginia, is working with one of Kenya’s leading universities to offer students experiential learning options in Africa.

With support from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program, Hollins University and Kenyatta University in Nairobi are launching a faculty-led study abroad program in gender and women’s studies and public health during the 2024 January Short Term. The two schools are also creating internship opportunities for availability beginning in the 2024-25 academic year and exploring a possible articulation agreement with the master of public health program at Kenyatta University.

“Hollins’ collaboration with KU is our sole partnership in Africa, which in turn is critical for providing our students with a diversity of study abroad experiences in terms of location and disciplines,” explained assistant professor of public health Abubakarr Jalloh. “Partnering with KU means our students can gain practical field experience on cross-cultural issues related to GWS and public health. In addition, this partnership will enhance career readiness for GWS and public health students through the establishment of international internships with non-governmental organizations in Nairobi.”

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