Yale students have a number of opportunities to study in Africa by way of summer and academic year funding for language study and various research projects.
Yale directs and participates in a number of summer study abroad programs for instruction in African languages. In Africa, students have the opportunity to spend the summer in Kenya or Tanzania studying Swahili; in South Africa studying Zulu; or in Nigeria studying Yoruba. Other languages are also available through other university programs in which Yale students are free to take part.
In addition to the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships which cover full tuition and living expenses for one academic-year, students are eligible for summer FLAS fellowships which cover summer program expenses.
Other summer programs abroad include a course in the History of East Africa, held in Mombasa, Kenya.