Student exchange experiences can be life-changing especially where they involve different environments and cultures. Arising from increasing globalization and the pursuit of internationalization programs by universities, the exchange of students has become an integral part of university education. Exchange programs provide the students with a broadened international horizon from which to draw as they enter the global marketplace upon graduation.
Although the university has signed numerous memoranda of understanding with other universities that specify the exchange of students, it has however been unable to implement this for lack of funds. Kenyatta University Foundation seeks to give more Kenyatta University students the opportunity to develop cultural awareness and competencies through a study abroad experience. Supporting students for these experiences will give them a broadened horizon as they compete for jobs in the global economy.
The need is to provide upkeep, health insurance, airfare for local, regional and international exchange visits.