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SIT: Cameroon, Social Pluralism and Development
Yaounde, Cameroon (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English, French
Core Program Attributes::
Direct Enrollment, Project-based Program
Minimum GPA::
Housing Options::
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House, Other
Approved by::
Open to::
junior, senior, sophomore
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:
Examine social, economic, and political development patterns in one of West Africa’s most ethnically and geographically diverse countries.

CameroonThe program explores the challenge faced by Cameroon — a nation that is home to more than 200 ethnic groups and even more local languages and dialects — of finding common ground for its national agenda,. Students learn about the ways Cameroonians are striving to preserve their cultural heritage and diversity in the face of globalization and the country’s socioeconomic needs. SIT students learn about these issues alongside Cameroonian students.

Major topics of study include:
  • Cameroonian history before and during colonization, the fight for independence, and the impact that colonization has had on Cameroonian society today
  • Minorities, including Anglophones and the Baka-Bagyeli (pygmies)
  • Development theories and approaches
  • Art, tradition, and cultural expression
  • Gender roles and related issues

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.