Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world.
The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study.
The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from July 14–27, 2013. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene. Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program.
Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.
The application is now available HERE. We will notify applicants of their acceptance by May 10.