Travel and Visas
While students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Nairobi, we will provide you with information on steeply discounted round trip airfares to Nairobi many with stopovers in Europe. Many students visit London, Paris, Amsterdam or Rome before or after the program. Low-cost airfares are available from special student discount travel agencies for approximately $1,500 to $2,000 round trip depending upon the city of your departure, the cost of fuel, and when you leave. Do not use your local travel agent or the airlines if you want the best fares.

A student travel agency, STA, available at http://www.sta-travel.com or (800) 781-4040, offers special fares and health insurance as part of membership in the Council on International Educational Exchange. Other excellent fares can be obtained from Magical Holidays, a consolidator specializing in travel to Africa at (800) 228-2208 or AirfarePlanet.com, a discount operation owned by Kenyans living in the United States, at (888) 204-8869. Kenya Airways offers excellent fares with US partner airlines at (866) 536-9224. It is best to call several firms and compare fares because special offers change from year to year.

Visas are required. Our program director will assist students is obtaining a visa at the airport. You will receive a tourist visa. You can also obtain a visa from the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, D.C. at (202) 387-6101, or on the internet at http://kenyaembassy.com. Ask for a tourist visa application. Do not ask for a student visa because your stay will be a short one and you will not be a full time student at the University of Nairobi. You can also obtain a visa at the airport in Nairobi after you arrive. Further information on visas, housing, airfares, and health requirements will be in the manual sent to all who are accepted into the program.

For further information contact the director, Professor Patrick Kelly, at (302) 477-2124 or jpkelly@widener.edu or Professor Ann Fruth in Harrisburg at 717-541-3978 or aefruth@widener.edu.

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