Baylor Establishes Study Abroad Program in East Africa

Nov. 5, 1997

WACO, Texas - The Baylor University African Studies Program has established the East Africa Study Abroad program to begin during the fall 1998 semester.

The program will accept 24 students total from among the universities represented in the Consortium for Global Education. The consortium consists of 47 Baptist affiliated colleges and universities across the country. Students will earn 14-17 credit hours upon completion of the program.

Dr. Blake Burleson, acting director of African Studies at Baylor, said the program provides students a cultural and educational experience.

"We are especially interested in finding students from other Baptist universities who have a global perspective and who are willing to learn from Africans," Burleson said. Students interested in ministry can serve in a missions opportunity with Baptist churches of Kenya.

"Of particular interest to many of our students will be the opportunity to serve in a mission or ministry experience during the internship phase of the program," Burleson said. "This will give a student who might be considering career missions a chance to explore that option while contributing in a small but meaningful way to the people in Kenya."

The program will be headquartered in the Brackenhurst Baptist International Conference Center. The Baptist Mission of Kenya owns and operates the center.

The program represents Baylor's second semester-long study abroad program. Baylor sponsors more than 20 summer abroad programs.

For more information, contact Burleson at (254) 710-4215 or visit the programs web site at

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