The C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Africa--based in Yaoundé, Cameroon--affords students true cultural immersion alongside rigorous academic study.
Cameroon is often described as 'Africa in miniature' because it exhibits all major climates of the continent. Home to roughly 240 ethnic groups, with as many distinct languages and dialects, diversity abounds.
As its economic and political capital, Yaoundé is an ideal place for immersion into Francophone African life. Based at the Université catholique de l’Afrique centrale, with all classes conducted entirely in French, students on the Middlebury program in Cameroon will be able to take courses in several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
The Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel is the first and only full Hebrew language immersion program in Israel. In addition to Hebrew instruction and content-courses, students have various internship or volunteer opportunities from which to choose. The program location at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides an effective and authentic immersion experience.