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 speaker at the launch of the COVAX program in Addis Ababa, Ethopia

In a recent New York Times article about obstacles in the COVAX program, Dr. Mark Dybul (Center for Global Health Practice and Impact) commented that manufactured vaccines would get "stuck" in the distribution phase without funding for local humanitarian groups.

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…