Community Development in Cameroon
- Engage with Cameroonian university students and professors, as well as the local community.
- Apply theory into practice through a service learning project related to your area of interest.
- Enroll in three elective courses directly at the University of Buea.
- Study and practice community development theory through a core seminar.
- Live in Buea, at the foot of Mount Cameroon, in one of the country’s two English-speaking regions.
“I had a great experience with Green Cameroon. They had a clear idea of . . . what I would need in order to accomplish my goals with them.”
- Eric Neff, Antioch University Los Angeles
In this program, students explore the successes and challenges of community development projects in Cameroon and Central Africa. The core of the program is a “Community Development Seminar” led by the University of Buea (UB) lead faculty, Aborbechem Peter Tambi, and developed in collaboration with AEA. Throughout the program, students engage in a service learning project, applying theory into practice, while pursuing their individual disciplinary interests. Students also select three courses offered by the faculty of UB, allowing for cultural immersion and academic integration into the university, alongside Cameroonian student peers. Site visits, which provide an in-depth understanding of community development projects and Cameroonian culture, have included Mamfe, a rural village, and Foumban, a center of traditional African art. The AEA Academic Coordinator, Kelly Brannan Trail, co-teaches the Seminar and guides students through an extensive on-site orientation to life in Buea.