APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline is Oct. 1, 2010. Contact the coordinator as early as possible to indicate your interest in the program.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit a Personal Data Form, an official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume and a personal statement. Application is available upon request from the program coordinator.
Jennifer L. Russell
c/o Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19003
Tel: (610) 526-7473 Fax: (610) 526-7471
Students in their junior year who have taken courses in African Studies or are best suited to apply. However, other students with appropriate interests or experiences related to Africa will also be considered.
Applicants must be in good disciplinary and academic standing and must demonstrate exceptional motivation, tolerance for the unexpected, emotional maturity, and a willingness to endure a modest degree of physical discomfort. Candidates may qualify for admission based on academic criteria and yet not be selected for participation because they represent a risk of not being able to adjust to a demanding living environment. Such decisions are made at the discretion of the NEP.
Disclaimer: Any student who accepts an offer of admission to the program does so voluntarily and recognizes that there are risks associated with his or her participation. Personal conduct and willingness to cooperate with NEP staff and fellow participants is essential during the pre-departure period as well in Kenya. The NEP may dismiss a student if there is a disregard for these expectations or if the student does not maintain good academic or disciplinary standing.