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This is the program brochure page.
  • Locations: Baraton, Kenya; Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya; Nairobi, Kenya
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.


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This program will combine didactic and experiential learning in the field.  Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation faculty will partner with University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB) to provide an immersive experience centered on community engagement and health development. UEAB has a significant international student body with students from up to 20 countries, which will provide ASU students with valuable learning experiences. The purpose of integrating UEAB and ASU students will be to facilitate peer-to-peer intercultural discussions on course topics.

Quick Facts

  • June 3 - June 25, 2020
  • Visits to include Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi National Park
  • Days at UEAB to include service learning activities 
  • Earn 3 credits

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.



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Location Details

Nairobi city is the capital of Kenya. It is situated in the south-central part of the country, in the highlands at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The city originated in the late 1890s as a colonial railway settlement, taking its name from a water hole known to the Maasai people as Enkare Nairobi (“Cold Water”). Nairobi is a governmental center, and has attracted a stream of migrants from rural Kenya that made it one of the largest cities in tropical Africa. It was declared a municipality in 1919 and was granted city status in 1954. When Kenya gained independence in 1963, Nairobi remained the capital. 

Nakuru city is located in west-central Kenya. It lies near the Mau Escarpment on the north shore of Lake Nakuru, 95 miles northwest of Nairobi, near the heart of the Kikuyu people’s homeland. During the colonial period, Nakuru was a center of European activity. Now one of the largest towns in Kenya, Nakuru is an important agricultural center and the site of Egerton University (1939). It is a busy commercial and transport center for west-central Kenya. Nearby attractions include Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its hundreds of species of birds, the Hyrax Hill prehistoric site, and the immense Menengai Crater.

Baraton is a village outside of the town of Eldoret and where the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton is located.   



Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA to participate.
  • English 101 is required for enrollment into HCR 230 and HCR 494
  • Non-ASU students should view the following application instructions.


Students have two options to complete 3 credits of coursework:

Option 1:
HCR 230: Culture and Health (3 credits) 


Option 2:
HCR 494: Community as Partner (3 credits): 



Faculty Director


Dr. Judith Ochieng
Clinical Assistant Professor
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Office Phone: 602-496-0730

Support Faculty 

Ana Murphy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

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Program Housing


Students will stay one night in Nairobi and one night near Lake Nakuru National Park before heading to UEAB.

UEAB is a walled campus with a guarded security gate. Guest housing will be available in an exclusive on the UEAB Campus, with a capacity of 80 students. Guest housing will include shared rooms with two beds each.

Students will be served 3-meals per day for the duration of the program at their place of residence on campus. Please note, UEAB embraces a vegetarian lifestyle for student meals. 


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.On this program, participants will do a great deal of walking and will be required to traverse uneven terrain. On occasion, students will be in locations that offer only pit toilets (aka "squatty potties") that may require students to stand or squat to use the restroom.

Other Considerations

The host institution, University of East Africa, Baraton (UEAB), is a Seventh-day Adventist institution. As such, students will likely be exposed to religious language and imagery throughout the UEAB campus. This program will not include any religious activities, though students may be invited by UEAB to voluntarily participate in church services on campus. This program welcomes participants of all faiths - participation in any religious activity is not expected and would be completely voluntary. In addition, participants should be aware that UEAB embraces a vegetarian lifestyle and will serve students only vegetarian meals (i.e., no meat will be served, but meals may include fish and eggs). 

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Kenya, access to public and private facilities is limited for individuals with mobility limitations. In addition, footpaths along the side of roads are generally unpaved/bumpy dirt paths, and road crossings are often unmarked.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  For example, in Kenya, the law criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity, and societal discrimination based on sexual orientation is widespread.  LGBTQIA students should exercise caution while traveling in Kenya.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Kenya, sexual assault is an ongoing issue and frequently goes unreported. Victims of sexual assault may have difficulty receiving adequate social or medical support. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Kenya, students should be aware that establishments like hotels and some Asian-owned restaurants have been widely known to deny service to black individuals after a certain time of day. Students should understand the difference between race and ethnicity and also be aware of tensions between ethnic groups in Kenya.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $3,415.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuiton for 3 credits, all accommodations, excursions, cultural events, program-related transportation, some group meals, ASU faculty support and international health insurance. 

Not included: ASU student fees, international airfare, passport, books, additional meals, independent travel, and other personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

  • The Edson College Study Abroad Scholarship is for one student attending the ASU: East African Endeavors in Community Engagement and Health Development  experience during Summer 2020, and the application deadline is February 1, 2020.


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/03/2020
Rolling Admission 06/03/2020 06/25/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until the Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.