Area series – Africa

Hello First-Years!
We are the BASIS Africa Committee and we are here to present Africa as a region of study to you, in case you are struggling with making a final decision.

Africa is a very diverse continent, and while it is not possible to do justice to the cultural, social, and political diversity in only two years, the teachers try their best to mention all countries and provide a good overview of and insight into the continent of Africa. During your individual assignments is where you will have the opportunity to focus on a specific country or subregion that truly interests you, and in that way, you can get a more detailed insight into certain topics of your choice.

For Africa, you can choose from four different languages: Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Swahili. Each of these languages are closely tied to one (or more) specific areas of the continent, so we would advise you to choose the language that is mainly spoken in the part of Africa that interests you most, such as Swahili for East Africa and Arabic for North Africa.

We have enjoyed studying Africa very much, and for us, it has been a great learning environment and a wonderful opportunity to meet a very diverse and interesting group of people. But for now, what is important is that you make a choice that makes YOU happy and that YOU will be comfortable with in the upcoming semesters.

We hope that this helped and that you will be able to make a good decision!

If you have more specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at africa@basisthehague.nl and check out our Facebook group and the BASIS Instagram page for any fun, upcoming events!

by the Africa Committee.

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