Study rapid urbanization and rural development efforts in Madagascar and examine the relationship between rural and urban areas.
This program explores contemporary and historical perspectives on processes of urbanization influencing the present and future of Madagascar. Students learn about Madagascar’s rapid urban growth and the dramatic ways in which movements of people and resources from rural to urban areas is reshaping Malagasy social, political, economic, and environmental landscapes.
Major topics of study include:
Madagascar’s colonial and postcolonial history, economy, government, and politics, including recent political changes centered in and around the capital, Antananarivo
Food and human security, social mobility and exclusion, and community organization
Urban and rural development and corresponding infrastructural challenges
Cultural identity, gender and development, and social change
Geography, environment, and natural resources
Urbanization and rural migrations
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.