Health and Safety
Applicants must be in good mental and physical condition and should be aware of the challenges and risks of living in a developing country. This is not meant to imply that the program is unsafe; rather it is meant to convey an accurate sense of what a participant may encounter
The cost of travel to /from Kenya is not included in the program fee. Additional expenses include: passport and visa fees, health insurance, vaccinations, preventative medicine, local transportation, textbooks, vacation travel and personal expenses. The estimated total of these expenses, excluding travel, is about $$2000. The NEP does not offer financial aid or scholarships. The NEP will work with the student’s study abroad advisor to arrange for billing.
The opening of the University in any given semester could be delayed and some of announced courses may not be available. In addition, the NEP may need to make special arrangements if regular classes at the University are delayed or interrupted. Should social or political conditions become unsafe, NEP will make special arrangments or suspend the program conditions improve.
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. 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.
Candidates may qualify for admission based on academic criteria yet not be selected for participation because they may be unable to adjust to a demanding living environment. Such decisions are made at the discretion of NEP.
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.