SIA students interested in international development and who wish to study abroad are invited to the upcoming information session on Tuesday, October 1st from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in 232 Katz to learn about semester abroad programs to Kenya and Senegal coordinated by the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) programs put students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips, and an extended internship or research placement, MSID strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis. In addition to two elective courses and the required respective language class, SIA students can also complete their Capstone requirement by doing an internship or working on a research paper while in Kenya or Senegal. Intermediate French skills are required for the Senegal program.