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Boston University Niamey International Development Program
Niamey, Niger (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, French, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion/Theology Minimum GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: English, French
Program Type:
study abroad
Program Provider:
Boston University
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Program Description:
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Niamey, Niger

The Niamey International Development Program combines the study of development, language, and society in the Sahel region of West Africa with individual community service placements that examines Niger's culture and ongoing development efforts.

Why BU?

Start with the numbers:

* 75+ programs
* 30+ cities around the world
* 20+ countries
* The first to establish programs on six continents
* More than 4,000 active internship sources worldwide
* Last year we accepted 2,100 students from 150+ colleges
* Since 1984, 16,000 students have participated in our programs

Add in the internships:

It's what we're known for and what we do better than pretty much any other program: we give students a way to intern AND study while living in a foreign city.

* Internships are guaranteed
* Internships are personalized
* Internships are available in arts, business, communications, journalism, advertising, marketing, pre-law, international relations, NGOs, political science, psychology, social policy, and more.

Learn why interning abroad is such a unique opportunity and why BU is the leader in internship opportunities.

Finally, consider all these benefits:


Students in Boston University language programs learn foreign languages based on their skill level in countries all over the globe.


Upon completion of the program, students receive an official transcript from Boston University, helping to make credit transfer easier.


Competitive program prices and financial aid make study abroad more affordable than ever.


Students benefit from years of professional experience of Boston University's resident faculty and staff overseas. See a full staff listing of our Boston and overseas program offices.


Each of our programs provides housing, whether it's in BU-managed properties, dormitories/off-campus housing of affiliated colleges and universities, in a local family's home, or in apartments or residential hotels. All housing options are screened by Boston University International Programs.

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Financial Aid Available

Why Niamey?

  • Study language, development, and society in sub-Saharan West Africa, in affiliation with the Universit√© Abdou Moumouni
  • Language courses include French, Hausa, and Zarma
  • Students live in a safe, shared communal setting and may spend time with local families
  • Community placements engage students with Niger's culture and ongoing development efforts
  • Combine a semester in Niger with a semester in Geneva, Grenoble, or Paris


Contact Us

Boston University
International Programs
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-3402 (fax)


Message from the Colleges of the Fenway
Global Education Opportunities Center

Please be aware that study abroad involves two application deadlines - the application deadline for Boston University (the provider of this study abroad program), and the deadline to seek approval from your home campus Study Abroad Director (in order to receive credit for participating in this program). 

In general, you will need to inform your home campus Study Abroad Director by the "Application Deadline" indicated below.  By pressing on the "Apply Now" button, you will begin the process of notifying your home campus Study Abroad Director of your intent to study abroad.  In order to participate in this program, you will also need to follow the application instructions of Boston University, as indicated above.

Keep in mind that if it appears that a deadline date has already passed for the time that you wish to study abroad, you should still make contact with both your Study Abroad Director and the program provider, by pressing on the "Request Info" button and stating clearly your desired dates.  While it can never be guaranteed, there are cases when last-minute requests can be accommodated.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.