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Intended for students and professionals with an interest in discovering the challenges of development, economic growth, and the diplomatic relevance of Kenya, with the role of Nairobi as the capital of East Africa.

What Does the Program Cover and What are its Objectives?

A three-week course conducted in English in Nairobi, with classes at the university, professional seminars, and visits to work and cultural centers.

In cooperation with Hekima College, Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations of Nairobi, it is comprised of classes, seminars and visits to workplaces to give participants a broad vision of the country, in the field, in the areas of development, the emerging economy of the region, and international relations in this part of the world. Basic subjects will be covered such as: History of Pre-Colonial Africa, Colonialism and its Legacy, Political Development since the Middle of the 20th Century, the New Constitution, Traditional and Emerging Economies, Microcredits, Social and Ethnic Diversity, Education and HIV, Leadership and the Role of Women in Society, Diplomatic Activity in Nairobi, Human Rights, International Conflicts, Refugees and Displaced People, Foreign Investment in Developing Countries, the Environment, Energy, etc.

Intended for:

  • Intended for university students, postgraduates, and professionals connected to the fields of International Relations, Engineering, International Economics, Development, NGOs, Sociology, History, Health Personnel, Religion, Social Work, etc.
  • All participants must have a high level of spoken and written English, demonstrate sufficient maturity and ability to adapt to the realities of a developing country, as well as commitment and engagement with the program objectives. Previous international experience is an asset, whether as a volunteer or in any type of work in developing countries.

Program for the Course:

  • Organized by Comillas in collaboration with Hekima College.
  • 36 teaching hours with lecturers and professionals who are experts in History, Culture, Society, Politics, Development, International Relations, and Emerging Economies.
  • Professional Visits: Jesuit Refugee Service, AMREF, Nyumbani Organization, Healthcare Centers, Spanish Embassy, UN, USAID, Equity Bank, Iberdrola, EU Delegation, Voluntary Services Overseas, etc.
  • Culture and Civilization: Traditional Gospel Mass, National Museum, National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, etc.


Possibility of Validating 4 ECTS for your course:

See CDSR (Culture, Sports, Charity, and Representation) Credits Regulations


From Saturday June 29th, to Saturday July 20st, 2019.

Course Fees:

  • The price of the course is € 2300, including all classes and professional visits, private transport, accommodation in private housing, full-board, medical insurance, full-time representative of Comillas in Nairobi, and the diploma issued by the organizing universities.
  • The price does not include flights, visa, or entry to museums.

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