Africa and the Middle East

The Harvard Summer School offers multiple summer study abroad programs in the region every year. Please refer to the HSS website for a full listing. You can view a list of pre-approved non-Harvard summer study abroad programs at the OIE website. Funding for both sets of programs is available through the Office of Career Services


Africa | Country Non-Specific

  • CAS J-Term Grants: supports airfare and accommodations for focused research in Africa during the January term
  • CAS Summer Grants: provides airfare and modest stipend for thesis research, internships, volunteer work or study abroad in Africa
  • Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowships: Provides up to $5,000 towards program tuition, $2,500 stipend, and $1,000 travel allowance for summer language study
  • Vogelheim Hansen Research and Travel Fund for Africa: Provides financial assistance to students undertaking significant international experiences in Africa. Apply via CARAT. Contact GSAS Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid Mohan Boodram for more detail.
  • Princeton In Africa: Develops young leaders (recent graduates from North American Universities) committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. 


  • Maru-a-Pula Summer Program: Provides full support for students working as tutors and mentors at the Maru-a-Pula School in Gaborone, Botswana


  • Jospong Internship Program: Provides full funding (travel & living expenses) for students undertaking internships at the Jospong Group of Companies


  • University of Global Health Equity (DGHI): Paid internship in Kigali, Rwanda to work with the Teaching and Learning team in developing, implementing and/or evaluating the key courses in the university’s flagship Master of Global Health Delivery degree. Apply via CARAT.

South Africa


Arab World