Semester in Zambia

The Semester in Zambia is a unique opportunity for students to experience life as a student in Africa. Students will study at Northrise University, a Christian institution in Zambia. Choose from coursework in business, information technology, theology, or agriculture while building relationships with students in sub-Saharan Africa. This program, open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, will give you a first-hand view into the struggles and joys of life in Zambia.

two male students at a soccer field in zambia

Application Process

Step 1: Complete the Dordt internal approval process. See David Lee (CA 133) for materials and instructions (email:

Step 2: Complete all Semester in Zambia application materials:

Visa Application Documents (after acceptance)

  • Medical report (just the x-ray)
  • Copy of passport
  • Passport Size Photos ( these can be scanned but the student will be required to submit originals once they arrive in Zambia)
  • Acceptance Letter from Northrise University
  • Supporting letter from Northrise University
  • Copy of Memorandum of Understanding between Dordt University and Northrise

All application materials are due March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.