The Institute of African Studies Placement Course (AFRI 5900) allows students to arrange with an organization that works on African issues to do relevant academic work for them for the equivalent of one day a week for a term. Students are evaluated by a supervisor at the organization and by the Director of African Studies.
Students are required to arrange the placements. Most placements occur in Africa, but there is a possibility of doing them elsewhere, including in Ottawa-Gatineau. The Institute maintains a list of some potential placement opportunities, including one in Ghana through Carleton Professor Daniel Osabu-Kle (Political Science/African Studies).
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