** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Language of Instruction:
CMC GPA Requirement:
9.0 for Fall Study and 8.5 for Spring Study
Program GPA Requirement:
Must meet CMC minimum GPA
Internships or practicums are not approved. Do not enroll in an internship or practicum.
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
African Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts, Culture, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Government, History, Human Rights, Independent Study, International Studies, Liberal Arts, Minority Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies
Social and political history of Cameroon and Cameroon’s future
Successes, challenges, and prospects for development organizations currently working in Cameroon
Social, economic, and political change within three main ethnic groups—Bamiléké, Anglophones, and Bagyeli (commonly referred to as “pygmies”)—highlighting indigenous development structures, changing cultures, nation-state issues, and cultural aesthetic features
Cameroonian culture, dance, and art
Cameroonian women in development: the transition from the traditional to the “modern” woman, youth opinions on women, and women’s economic empowerment?
There is no "typical day"on an SIT program. Activities may take place on any day of the week and at any time of day to be in accordance with according to local norms and to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities. Thus, the schedule and structure of the program are likely very different from what students are used to on their home campuses. The semester progresses in phases:
During the first two and a half months of the program, students are engaged in foundational coursework, including:
thematic seminars, including education excursions,
language instruction focused on improving practical communication skills, and
a field research methods and ethics course that prepares students to conduct independent research.
For the last month of the program, students conduct an Independent Study Project (ISP) on an approved topic of their choosing.
Finally, students present their project, participate in program evaluations, and prepare to return home.
SIT Study Abroad offers a field-based, experiential approach to learning.
Each program has a small group of students (typically 10–35).
On an SIT program, students gain high levels of access to many different stakeholders and experts relevant to the issues the program is examining.
While some learning will be conducted at the SIT program center, extensive learning is done outside the classroom — in host communities, field stations, NGO headquarters, ecological sites, health clinics, and art studios.
Many students go on to use their Independent Study Projects as a basis for senior theses on their home campuses. Others use their undergraduate research and overall study abroad experience to successfully apply for fellowships such as Fulbrights and Watsons.
All educational costs, including educational excursions
All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
Health and accident insurance
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.