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Information session for Summer Abroad in Africa is Jan. 24

An information session on the HIV/Aids Education in Africa program will be held 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 in Baker University Center 226.

The HIV/Aids program, which will take place July 15 to Aug. 15, is an opportunity for students to see first-hand how HIV/Aids has become a pandemic in South Africa.

Students will be assigned field placements with non-government stakeholders and other stakeholders through Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

"I think students will leave the meeting with a good idea of what is expected of them," said Yegan Pillay, program coordinator and professor in the Patton College of Education.

The HIV/Aids in Africa program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Multiple courses will be available for credit through the program, such as INST 1100 Modern Africa and INST 2100 Africa's Children.

"Students will gain the opportunity to become completely immersed in African culture and traditions," Pillay said. "It is a worth-while opportunity."

Anyone interested in more information about the program, should visit