Sunset over Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa


Georgetown University has significant academic and outreach relationships in Africa.

Across schools and departments, Georgetown faculty are involved in multidisciplinary research and teaching on Africa's history, development, politics, and culture. The African Studies Program, the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation are hubs for much of this activity. The university’s Washington, DC, location facilitates academic and cultural exchanges with Georgetown’s African partners, as does the presence of the World Bank and other leading international organizations.

A man wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 while working on a laptop in an internet cafe in Ghana

Ngozi Erondu (O'Neill Institute) was quoted in a Lancet Respiratory Medicine article. She spoke about how a WHO program to perform more COVID-19 tests would help address weaknesses in African countries' surveillance systems and detect more cases.

Office of Global Education
The Office of Global Education provides advising, agreement management, emergency response, and other services related to undergraduate study-abroad programs. It is co-located and closely collaborates with the Office of Global Services.
Students model African fashion

Sponsored by the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the African Studies Program offers a graduate certificate and an undergraduate certificate or minor focusing on historical and contemporary aspects of political and cultural life on the African…