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Application for the 2016/2017 Programs

Part III – DOCUMENTS (to be mailed)

This section MUST be downloaded/printed, filled out, and the pages sent by registered airmail.
The two recommendations, transcript of grades,  and doctor's report may be mailed separately by the referees, academic Institution, doctor, or may be enclosed in sealed envelopes with this page.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE FOR PART III OF THE APPLICATION

What follows below is a depiction of the parts of the application that must be sent by registered mail.


Name in Full:________________________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

TUITION DOWN PAYMENT

Semester programs TUITION DOWN PAYMENT

-All Citizens and Residents of Africa: Ksh. 17,250 (US$238) per course.

-Foreign students from overseas: US$ 475 per course.

Immersion programs TUITION DOWN PAYMENT:

-All Citizens and Residents of Africa: Ksh. 18,750 (US$ 270)per course.

-Foreign students from overseas: US$ 540 per course.

The down payment should accompany this application to ensure one's place in the 2016/2017 programs. Make Kenya shillings cheques payable to MARYKNOLL INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES. For USD and EUROs send by wire transfer to: MIAS PUBLICATIONS USD A/C or MIAS PUBLICATIONS EUR A/C. Write for wire transfer address. If the down payment is not possible at this time, please explain the reasons why and indicate when payment will be made:

(explanation)____________________________________________________________________________


STATEMENT OF WAIVER
(for insurance purpose)

I understand that certain risks are inherent in participation in the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota/USA and Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya. I agree to assume those risks. I further agree to hold the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota/USA and Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya and their representatives harmless of any and all liability that may arise in connection with participation in the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies Programs, August 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017 Nairobi, Kenya.

(Your Signature): ___________________________________________

(Date): __________________________________________________

ATTACH TWO PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOS:

 

 

 


FIRST LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: 2016/2017 PROGRAMS
(EMPLOYER, RECTOR, DEAN, OR RELIGIOUS SUPERIOR)

_______________________________________________ has applied to participate in the 2016/2017 program(s) of the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota/USA and Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya. The programs involve adjustment to a foreign culture, adjustment to living in a hostel, or in a church or religious community guest house in the Nairobi area, field research and accredited academic study of African life and reality.
Participants who are immature or lack sufficient flexibility to adjust to new situations would not find the program rewarding. Also, anyone who is under serious psychological stress or has less than vigorous good health is not advised to undertake such a program.

In light of this description would you please comment on:

(1) the extent and nature of your acquaintance with the applicant:

(2) their capacity to successfully participate in the kind of program described above. (Please use both sides of this sheet if necessary).

Thank you for your valuable cooperation.

Please return no later than May 1, 2016 for First Immersion and June 1, 2016 for Second Immersion Programs, August 15, 2016 for Sept - Dec 2016 Semester Program, Dec 15, 2016 for Jan-Apr 2017 Semester Program, May 1, 2017 for First Immersion and June 1, 2017 for Second Immersion Programs, and August 15, 2017 for Sept - Dec 2017 Semester program to:

Michael C. Kirwen

Director: MIASMU

P.O. Box 15199, Lang'ata

00509, Kenya

Name of Reference: ______________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

Position or Title: ___________________________ Date: _______________________________


SECOND LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: 2016/2017 PROGRAMS


_______________________________________________ has applied to participate in the 2016/2017 program(s) of the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota/USA and Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya. The programs involve adjustment to a foreign culture, adjustment to living in a hostel, or in a church or religious community guest house in the Nairobi area, field research and accredited academic study of African life and reality.
Participants who are immature or lack sufficient flexibility to adjust to new situations would not find the program rewarding. Also, anyone who is under serious psychological stress or has less than vigorous good health is not advised to undertake such a program.

In light of this description would you please comment on:

(1) the extent and nature of your acquaintance with the applicant:

(2) their capacity to successfully participate in the kind of program described above. (Please use both sides of this sheet if necessary).

Thank you for your valuable cooperation.

Please return no later than May 1, 2016 for First Immersion and June 1, 2016 for Second Immersion Programs, August 15, 2016 for Sept - Dec 2016 Semester Program, Dec 15, 2016 for Jan-Apr 2017 Semester Program, May 1, 2017 for First Immersion and June 1, 2017 for Second Immersion Programs, and August 15, 2017 for Sept - Dec 2017 Semester program to:

Michael C. Kirwen

Director: MIASMU

P.O. Box 15199, Lang'ata

00509, Kenya

Name of Reference: ______________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________

Position or Title: ___________________________Date: _______________________


DOCTOR'S REPORT: 2016/2017 IMMERSION PROGRAM
(Required Only From Those Applying from Outside of Africa)

Dear Doctor,

The undersigned _________________________________________________ has applied for the 2016/2017 program(s) of the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies located in Kenya, East Africa. This is an eleven week Immersion program of study and research with some traveling. For most of the time the participants live and study in Nairobi, Kenya which is situated on a plateau 5,200 feet above sea level. While extraordinary physical rigors are not demanded, living conditions demand good physical health. The weather for most of the program is mild 45 - 80 Fahrenheit degrees, combining intense tropical sunshine with rain, dampness and overcast skies. Furthermore, Kenya is in a malarial area and there is some slight risk of becoming infected on travel outside of the city of Nairobi, if one does not take proper precautions.

Besides the normal wear and tear of life in a culture quite different from that of the United States or other Western countries, the program is not that demanding. However immature persons, or persons in poor physical condition or with coronary or respiratory problems, severe allergies, or ambulatory limitations would find the program taxing or even dangerous. Also, it is difficult for the program to provide special diets. Upon examination of the applicant, would you please express your judgment as to their physical and mental capability for such a program. This statement is for the information of the program and will not in any way hold the physician legally liable for the applicant's acceptance into the program or for any injury or illness that might occur during the program. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please return no later than May 1, 2016 for First Immersion and June 1, 2016 for Second Immersion Programs, August 15, 2016 for Sept - Dec 2016 Semester Program, Dec 15, 2016 for Jan-Apr 2017 Semester Program, May 1, 2017 for First Immersion and June 1, 2017 for Second Immersion Programs, and August 15, 2017 for Sept - Dec 2017 Semester program to:

Michael C. Kirwen

Director: MIASMU

P.O. Box 15199 Lang'ata

00509, Kenya

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Upon examination I find ___________________________________to be in sufficient good health for the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies described above.

Upon examination I would not recommend_________________________________ as being in sufficient good health for the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies described above.

Physician's Name: _____________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Physician's Signature: ________________________                   Date:______________