Africana Studies


Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, Africana Studies majors and minors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ program in Senegal is hosted by the Université de Gaston-Berger (UGB), established in 1990 to prepare Senegal’s youth for leadership positions in politics, economic development, and technological innovation. The university is home to approximately 3,000 Senegalese and West African students. Admission to the university is extremely competitive and faculty, students and staff alike take great pride in their association with the institution.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

The HWS South Africa program is offered in affiliation with InterStudy, an organization which has placed U.S. students in South African universities since the end of apartheid. The program is based in Pietermaritzburg on the campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN), located in the suburban neighborhood of Scottsville, about a 20-minute walk from the city center. The students will reside and take all classes on UKZN’s secure campus. The University of KwaZulu Natal aims to be a university that truly reflects the society in which it is situated, not only in terms of race, class and gender but also in its values, priorities and its response to human needs.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by Africana Studies based on content of the curricula.


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