The Yale Swahili program provides opportunities for you to learn Swahili at the intermediate or advanced level. For a majority of the summer, you live in a homestay to more fully immerse yourself in the language and the culture.
During the summer, you take one course in reading, writing, listening and speaking Swahili.
Throughout the summer, you live with a homestay. The program also takes you on various excursions which may include a visit to: Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, Saadan National Park, Pangani (old Swahili town), Amboni caves, Amani Natural Reserve, and Korogwe plantation.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.