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African Culture and Economics
3 Weeks in Resplendent Kenya!

June 9 -- June 30, 2015

Why Kenya?

Kenya, an anchor of stability in East African region, is one of the world’s most coveted tourist destinations. It is well known for its diverse cultures and fauna and flora. Davenport offers you the opportunity to experience, firsthand, the geography, economy, cultures and hospitality of the Kenyan people this summer.

  • A most culturally diverse country with over 40 different ethnic groups and languages.
  • A major trade distribution center with the largest financial industry in East Africa
  • As a key ally of the United States, Kenya is becoming a preferred African trade, investment, and tourist destination for Americans.  

Program Itinerary Includes:

  • Capitol city, Nairobi
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Small-Scale Farms
  • Nakuru Town Culture 

Download the brochure and see for yourself!

Courses of Study:

  • SABR 381 — Study Abroad Experience (3 Credits)
  • CAPS 781 -- Business Study Abroad (3 credits)
  • MKTG 412 -- International Marketing (3 credits)
  • MKTG 638 -- Marketing and Communication in Multicultural Environment                   (3 credits)
  • ECON 625 — Managerial Economics (3 Credits)

Your Professors:

Dr. Gerald Nyambane, a Kenyan national, is the Associate Department Chair of Social Sciences at Davenport University.

Dr. Margaret Mwenda, also a Kenyan national, is the Associate Department Chair of Marketing at Davenport University.

Together, their international expertise and in-country connections provide students with an unforgettable, thrilling, and insightful journey throughout Kenya.

  • English is the official language and Kiswahili is the national language. At least 40 other languages are spoken.

  • Kenya has the greatest sanctuary of large mammals.

  • Kenya is bisected longitudinally by the Great Rift Valley and laterally by the equator.

  • Kenyan coffee and Kenyan tea are grown mostly by small-scale farmers.

Students from all DU campuses are encouraged to apply!

Contact Information:

Kenya Study Abroad Program, Faculty Director

Dr. Gerald Nyambane 

 or 616-554-4711

Office of Global Programs

Dr. Stephen Snyder, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences    616.871.6176

Estimated program cost: $5,400**
** Pricing may change due to circumstances beyond university control.

Program cost includes:

  • Round-trip airfare (estimated at $1,900)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All meals, field trips and excursions
  • Ground transportation between sites
  • Health Insurance
  • SABR Textbook

Additional expenses:

  • Tuition and related course fees
  • Books
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Personal expenses ($300-$500)

Important Dates TBD:


Payment deadlines  

Departure and return

Example Itinerary 

June 9 -- Depart for Nairobi, Kenya


June 10 -- 18:  Nairobi

  • Nairobi city culture
  • Kibera & Mathare slums
  • Westlands & Lavington Suburbs
  • Maasai city market (smell the coffee!)

June 19 — 25:  Nakuru

  • Nakuru town culture
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Bogoria hot water springs
  • Naivasha flower farms, small-scale farms

June 26 — 28:  Maasai Mara Game Reserve

  • Safari: expect to see wildlife -- elephants, antelopes, lions, ostriches, hippos,... and expansive savanna grasslands 

June 28  - 30:  Nairobi

  • Summary and predeparture activity
  • Leisure time for shopping, socializing

June 30 --  Depart for USA

Organized and sponsored by Davenport University.

Note: There may be material changes in the program or price increases as a result of circumstances beyond the control of the university.