Our Global Reach: Africa

Study Abroad

In Africa, the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs has approved Study Abroad programs in Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Visiting International Students Program (VISP)

Barnard participates in a Visiting International Students Program (VISP) Partnership with the University of Ghana.

Global Symposia

In March 2011, Barnard hosted its annual Global Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event brought together leaders—in government, commerce, academia, media, and the arts—for a day of collaboration, networking and discussion, including two panels entitled "Conversations on Leadership" and "Voices of the Next Generation."

Faculty Research

Selected Barnard faculty research is being conducted on material from the Congo and Nigeria.

Short Term Student/Faculty Trips

Recently, a Barnard faculty member took students on short term research trips to Ghana.

Student Research

As a result of an international fellowship or scholarship, students have researched in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.


Additionally, our global Alumnae Network includes graduates in Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Swaziland.