Kansas African Studies Center (KASC)

​​The Kansas African Studies Center embodies the interdisciplinary interests of Africanists at the University of Kansas. The Center's mission includes: coordinating the African studies program, sponsoring research and outreach initiatives, the enhancement of curriculum, organizing conferences, the acquisition of library and related resources, and raising funds to make all these activities possible.

KASC supports FLAS students studying: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, KiSwahili, SomaliWolof, and other languages on demand.

KASC FLAS funding for Arabic is for programs that are held in Africa or in an African Studies related domestic programs only.

Summer Programs

KU offers several formal opportunities for study in Africa, in a variety of countries and languages. Most programs coordinated by KU are available to students through the Office of Study Abroad. Please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore for specific information about KU's programs in Morocco, or Holly Rains for specific information about programs in other African countries.  In addition, OSA can help you find or create a student-initiated program (SIP) to whatever specific country interests you, even if KU doesn't have a prepared program there. (Please remember, however, that KU's policy is not to send students to countries with U.S. Federal Government Travel Warning in place, and this unfortunately includes many African countries.

FLAS Information Sessions

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pine Room, Kansas Union

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: English Room, Kansas Union

TODAY! Don't miss this interesting talk from KU Arabic Coordinator, Mahmoud Ali. FREE VEGGIE BIRYANI WILL BE SERVED! https://t.co/neQ75AYsw3

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