Access Africa

Deepening engagement in Africa and creating opportunities for all Rutgers students

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Rutgers Global–Study Abroad and the Rutgers Center for African Studies have joined together to launch Access Africa, a new study abroad initiative that provides significant financial support to undergraduate students who participate in a semester or short-term study abroad program in Africa. 

The Awards Process

Students do not need to apply for an Access Africa scholarship--funding will be automatically awarded to those enrolled in a semester or short-term study abroad program in Africa. In some cases, funds will be applied to cover the program costs, and in others funds will be applied to cover the airfare costs. Due to the generosity of the donors, there is significant support for all of the programs making Access Africa an appealing and affordable study abroad option for all Rutgers undergraduate students. 


The study abroad opportunities available through the Access Africa initiative include semester and short-term programs in:

  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • South Africa

Please review our Program Search page for dates and application details.

For faculty: To learn more about funding opportunities for Access Africa, visit the Center for African Studies website here.

Access Africa is generously supported by a donation from the Mad Rose Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Neal Rosenthal, founder of the Mad Rose Group and a proud Rutgers alum (Class of ’67). The goal of the gift is to enhance undergraduate education in African Studies at Rutgers University through travel support for study abroad programs in Africa. 

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