Study innovation and entrepreneurship with Economics Professors around the world. Learn first hand about the country's market, culture, and economy through visits to start-ups, meetings with business leaders, academics, and social entrepreneurs.
GLBL 298: Benin Study Abroad (3 hours)
This course will visit different governmental, non-governmental, and private business organizations to examine the complexity of economic development issues in Africa. This program will challenge preconceived notions about the meaning of globalization and development—specifically as it relates to and impacts Beninese individuals. It will also study policies and programs that have succeeded or failed to offer the right incentives to individuals (whether in a household, firm, village, or country) and how these policies have had a significant impact on people. A 3-day, 2-night home-stay in a rural village is included.
On-campus classes meet Tuesday 7-10pm on October 22, November 5, November 19, and December 3 (classes are mandatory)
Benin travel dates: January 4-18, 2020
Benin Study Abroad Course syllabus
This program has no language requirement, but knowledge of French can enhance the experience.