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Kenya (J-Term)


Program Dates: Program will run again in January 2026. (Click here to read about the 2024 program)

Academic Focus: Public Health and Gender and Women's Studies
This faculty led program will center on women’s reproductive health in Kenya. Via a collaboration between Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, USA, students will gain a global health perspective with a focus on exploring reproductive health issues through an interdisciplinary lens, including maternal and child health, birthing experiences, and gendered economic disparities. Students will also be introduced to the Kenyan culture via immersive experiences with local organizations and populations.

Eligibility: Open to students majoring in Gender & Women's Studies or Public Health. Student must be in good academic standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application (and maintain that GPA minimum semester before program). Limited slots available.

Faculty Leaders: Abubakarr Jalloh (
                              Lindsey Breitwieser (

Application Information: Applications for the 2026 program will open in 2025. 

Funding Opportunities: All Hollins students can apply for funding for this program through the Hollins International Travel Awards. Hollins students who are Federal Pell Grant recipients are also encouraged to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (which opens mid-August 2023 with deadline of October 5, 2023; notification of award will be in December 2023). 

For further questions about funding opportunities, contact Dr. Ramona Kirsch, Director of International Programs at

* This program is made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program.

below: Entrance to Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenyatta University
below: Nairobi National Park with city of Nairobi in the background.