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A Guide to Studying Abroad in Nairobi

Daydreaming of your very own Out of Africa experience? Your dream can become a reality when you decide to study abroad in Nairobi! By choosing the capital and the third largest city in Africa, you will be living and studying in a world class destination that is the economic and cultural focal point of Kenya. Where else in the world can you see lions, elephants, and giraffes in their natural habitat and at the same time live in a massive city? Pretty much nowhere! If this sounds exciting to you too, here is everything you need to know about studying abroad in Nairobi.

Student Life in Nairobi

You really never know exactly what your life will be like while studying abroad until you are actually there, but one thing for certain is that you will have a once in a lifetime experience. 

There is plenty to see and do, so city life for students in Nairobi is never boring! View orphaned baby elephants being fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Visit Nairobi National Park, the Nairobi National Museum, or visit Danish author Karen Blixen’s home. And if you decide to venture away from the city, must do’s include the world famous Masai Mara to see the annual migration of the wildebeest, climbing Kilimanjaro, or relaxing on one of the Indian Ocean beaches after a long week of hitting the books.

As far as food goes, shopping at the local markets will give you more bang for your shilling. But if you’d rather enjoy the comforts of home, a combo meal at a fast food restaurant will run you around $6. So basically, food costs are comparable to live in Nairobi as it is in the United States depending on location — but you won’t have lions and hyenas in your backyard back home!

GoAbroad Insider Tips

GoAbroad has plenty of good information right at your fingertips with the inside scoop on studying abroad in Nairobi. Whether you choose from one of the university campuses or a hands field program, studying abroad in Nairobi will give you a unique experience that will help you in your future career choices, broadening your options as a result of the experiences you’ve gained. 

Living in a concrete jungle with an actual jungle right just around the corner will give you opportunities unlike anyplace else. If you enjoy big city life as much as you enjoy the great outdoors, the “Green City in the Sun” might just be the place for you. Plus, where else can you go on a safari walk in the middle of a city after a hard day of studying? Throw down your books and lace up your hiking boots. You might just end up falling in love with this amazing place in a way that Meryl Streep and Robert Redford would be jealous of!

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