View a map showing the location of Buea.
This program is offered in collaboration with the University of Buea, the only English-speaking university in bi-lingual Cameroon. Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon, is situated at the foot of Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in west and central Africa. Buea was once the colonial capital of the German Kamerun and later the capital of the Southern Cameroons, thus many historical buildings have been preserved in the town. Buea is now home to a comprehensive university, many markets, cyber cafes, and more, but is easy to navigate with one main road through the city. Busses are available from Buea to nearby sites, including Limbe, a coastal town, and Douala, the financial capital of Cameroon and a Francophone city. Buea is in one of only two Anglophone regions in predominately Francophone Cameroon.
A more complete description of Buea can be found on the University of Buea website.