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Opportunities in Rwanda

African Studies


In the Spring of 2011, Millsaps students had the opportunity to spend a semester in Rwanda. This program is open to Millsaps students again for the Spring 2012 semester! This opportunity comes as a result of the College's participation in a consortium that brings Rwandan Presidential Scholars to study at colleges in the U.S. and provides students at those institutions exchange opportunities in Rwanda. The program allows students to immerse themselves in Rwandan culture while experiencing and participating in development efforts. 

SIT is providing this custom-designed program ONLY for students of the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program Consortium.

You will find detailed information on the program at www.sit.edu/hendrixrwanda. For program deadlines and details, contact studyabroad@sit.edu as soon as possible!

The cost of the program is $15,000. Partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation reduces this cost to $11,000. SIT may be able to offer additional scholarships based on need (additional scholarship application is required, as explained on the application). Airfare is not included. There are some additional expenses as well, as enumerated on the website.

Two Rwandan students, Jen-Leon Iragena and Faustin Mwabutsa, are currently enrolled as students at Millsaps. They will be attending Millsaps for the next three years because of the College's participation in the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program Consortium.