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Afroamerican and African Studies

Below you will find programs suggested by both CGIS & the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) for students interested in pursuing courses abroad related to the interdisciplinary study of Africa and its diaspora. Please note that all LSA students receive in-residence credits when studying abroad through CGIS.

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The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies encourages students to pursue opportunities abroad in order to enhance their education and gain global perspectives on issues of race and ethnicity in a range of historical, cultural, and political contexts. An excellent range of study abroad options exists for students at Michigan, including cultural immersion, summer fieldwork, intensive language training, and independent study programs. 

Study Abroad courses that are often used for DAAS major requirements: Students can easily fulfill their cognate requirements through study abroad courses. For the DAAS major and minor, many courses that focus on Africa, the African diaspora, or global Blackness can count. 

Process for approval: Students should consult with a DAAS advisor to see how credits abroad might count towards a major or minor. If you've already studied abroad and you want to submit a course approval, please email  the course description and syllabus to Check out this incomplete list of courses that major or minor students have participated in in the past. If you see a program that should be reflected on this list, please email DAAS (

Contact: is a good place to start if you have questions, or you can set up an advising appointment here.

Funding opportunities: Financial aid and scholarships are available for many programs and the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship is also available to all eligible LSA students. 

Next Steps: Once you've spoken to your DAAS advisor, attend a First Step session where you will learn general information about studying abroad through CGIS. Once you've attended a First Step session, you can schedule an appointment with a CGIS advisor who will be able to help you through the application process and can address any of your questions or concerns in relations to curriculum, navigating your identity, navigating through a specific country, and so much more! CGIS advisors also offer open advising throughout the week for quick questions you may have.