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Cameroon: Social Pluralism & Development

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Yaounde, Cameroon


Through SIT courses and an independent study project, students study development issues against the backdrop of Cameroon's rich ethnic pluralism as home to more than 200 ethnic groups and even more languages and dialects. Famous for its folklore, art and diverse environments, Cameroon is a nation striving to preserve its cultural heritage and diversity in the face of globalization and pressing socioeconomic needs.

* The U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning for Cameroon on April 25, 2014 and Northwestern is not accepting applications for this program at this time due to Northwestern's Undergraduate International Travel Policy.*


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, French

Language Requirements: 

1.5 years (the equivalent of 3 semesters) of college French, completing at least FR 121-2 OR FR 125-2.


Home stays and hotels/hostels

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $23,065

Billed by Northwestern: $19,300

  • Tuition: $14,760
  • Room & board: $2,040
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $3,765

  • Airfare: $1,945
  • Books & supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $1,200
  • Visa: $275
  • HTH: $145