Named after the second largest mountain peak in Africa, Mt. Kenya, Kenya, while not rich in capital, is astoundingly wealthy in spirit, culture and nature. Kenya is the forefront of Africa’s wildlife attractions.
English and Swahili are both official languages of Kenya; even though you can get by with English in most Kenyan cities, a little Swahili will go a long way. The locals are genuinely friendly and are glad to help the lost wonderer. The capital city of Nairobi is known for some of the best food in Africa – it is also the largest and one of the most industrious cities in Africa. The cities are great opportunities to acquire unique handicrafts and hear some of the local folk music. A verbal description hardly does Kenya justice. If Africa is on you’re study abroad list, don’t think twice about paying Kenya a visit.
Kenyatta University: Established in 1985, Kenyatta University is the second largest public university in Kenya. It is composed of 14 different schools and serves around 23,000 students. The university is continually expanding and opening new branches and schools. One of the main focuses of research is fiber optic technology.
University of Nairobi: Kenya’s largest university, U of N serves approximately 22,000 students annually. It is composed of 7 colleges and 33 different schools/departments. The foundation of the university goes back to 1956.
There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience in Kenya. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:
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Visit the CDC's Kenya page for the updated information on health conditions in Kenya.
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Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%
The Mt. Kenya and Hell’s Gate National Parks are both one-of a kind, and a must visit for any student seeking to witness the immense power and beauty of nature. The Amboseli National Park is a great opportunity for a safari adventure, having one of the most exclusive ecologies in the world. Lake Nakura National park is one of the best places to see leopards and rhinos. Despite the obvious attraction of Kenya’s unique natural habitat, the country is not a giant landscape of wilderness, contrary to some beliefs.
When to Go
Kenya’s climate is classified as Subtropical highland. The warmest part of the year is from December to March. There can be significant rainfall during what is referred to by the locals as the “wet season”. The preferred time to study in Kenya is during the spring.
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