Study Abroad Programs in Kenya admin
Want to visit Africa?
Study Abroad in Kenya with TBI’s Origins Field School.
Open to all majors
Study paleoanthropology, archaeology, vertebrate paleontology, geology, and ecology
Programs available for Spring, Fall, and Summer terms
Explore the Birthplace of Humanity!
Do you have an interest in science and the world around you? Would you like to visit one of the most remote and interesting parts of Africa? The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) offers, through Stony Brook University, a remarkable educational opportunity: the Origins Field School. You can explore the paleontology, archaeology, and ancient environment of the Lake Turkana Basin, in East Africa’s Rift Valley, made famous by the Leakey family and their colleagues for five decades of groundbreaking research into the origins of humankind.
The Origins Field School is offered as two distinct yet integrative programs: the Semester Abroad program, offered in both the fall and spring, and the Summer Program. You can attend either or both, as the material covered is complementary rather than duplicative. Each offers the academic adventure of a lifetime as you earn upper-level credits studying at TBI’s state-of-the-art campuses in northern Kenya.
Experience a fantastic array of East African wildlife during your days spent at the world-renowned Mpala Research Center. It’s common to see elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhino, wild dogs, big cats, and more.