Arcadia in Paris Study Abroad Program to Offer Course on Francophone Africa

By Purnell T. Cropper | July 13, 2010

The American Graduate School for International Relations and Diplomacy (AGS) will be offering a new course on the subject of Francophone Africa for the undergraduate education abroad program Arcadia in Paris to be launched in spring 2011.

The course has been developed with academic contributions from Roland Adjovi, an attorney and native of Benin who also serves as Academic Director of Arcadia’s Center for East African Studies in Tanzania. Dr. Douglas Yates, Associate Professor at AGS, who teaches the graduate level offerings in African politics, will deliver this specialist course at the undergraduate level.

The Francophone Africa course will serve as a component of Arcadia’s African Studies Certificate, an innovative program in which students earn credit toward an additional academic credential through study abroad at Arcadia program sites England, France, South Africa and Tanzania. This course is the first of a series of ongoing collaborations between AGS and the Arcadia Centers in Arusha, Cape Town and London.

In addition to its graduate offerings for students from around the world, AGS offers semester, full-year and summer study abroad programs through The College of Global Studies. Students enjoy personalized attention and an intensive focus on international relations, international law, and diplomacy.

Katie Sylvester, a New York University student who recently studied at AGS with Arcadia, wrote of her summer experience: “My experience with the Arcadia University program in Paris was amazing. It was an opportunity to meet a great group of students along with talented professors who challenged my American way of thinking.”

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