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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Mombasa: Intermediate Kiswahili (SWAH S130-S140)
Mombasa, Kenya Coast Republic
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Website: Click to visit
Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
 Fields of Study:
Language study (program is exclusively language study)
 Program Language(s):
 Minimum Semesters of
Language Study Required
(Yale or equivalent)
2 Semesters
Program Description:

The application for this program has been reopened until Monday, March 3.

YSS in Mombasa, Kenya
SWAH S130-S140 Intermediate Kiswahili (L3/L4)

Course Dates: Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Prerequisite: 120 (Elementary Kiswahili II) or equivalent

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA).
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices. This is a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) approved program. FLAS recipients are welcome to apply.

Course Description: Refinement of students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Prepares students for further work in literary, language, and cultural studies as well as for a functional use of Kiswahili. Study of structure and vocabulary is based on a variety of texts from traditional and popular culture. Emphasis on command of idiomatic usage and stylistic nuance. 3 credits

Instructor: Ann Biersteker,

Housing Abroad: Double and single rooms in separate sections of a private home.  Students must live in the housing that is provided by the program. All of meals while on the program are covered by the housing cost. The last day of class will be Friday, July 26 but students will have until Sunday, July 28 to check-out of housing.

Trips & Activities*: In 2013: trip to Malindi, visits to the Gedi and Jumba la Mtwana ruins. *Subject to change.

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2014

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from the program location.  Students may arrive on Saturday, May 31 and check into housing.  Students must arrive in Mombasa on Sunday, June 1.  Travel arrangements home should be made for Sunday, July 27.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching what is needed for a visa.  For U.S. citzens a visa is required. A visa can be obtained through the Kenya Embassy at Washington DC, Consulate in New York, or at the airport upon arrival. If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory orientation for all students will be held at the host site of Mombasa, Kenya.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructor: For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

2014 Application Button

coast of kenya

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.