This intensive program provides beginners a solid introduction to Swahili. Students who complete the course successfully will complete the equivalent of the 1st-Year curriculum in the African Studies Program at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better. They will be able to communicate in day-to-day situations in Swahili, will be able to read and write effectively on familiar topics, and will have a solid foundation for further study or travel. The program introduces Swahili culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Swahili activities and structured interactions with Swahili speakers.
Swahili Level 1
- 160 hours of instruction
- 20+ hours of co-curricular activities
- ACTFL proficiency certificate
- FLAS eligible
The program is open to all, including
- IU and non-IU students
- graduate and undergraduate students
- high-school students over age 16
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing in Willkie Center is included in your Workshop fee. You will stay in an air-conditioned single room, sharing a lounge with other students of your language.
Summer dining options are limited. We recommend that you cook in the Willkie Hall kitchen or eat in local eateries.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Susan Kavaya is an Associate Instructor of Swahili in the African Studies Program at Indiana University and Ph.D. student in the Indiana University School of Public Health. She has received many awards, including a first class honors degree and Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Scholarship at the University of Nairobi. She has been teaching intensive summer Swahili at IU since 2018.