Djibouti is a small nation and with very high levels of unemployment. Studying in the country can be facilitated by registering with institutions such as the University of Djibouti. This institution located in the capital city, was originally established in 1977 and was known as the University Centre of Djibouti. The institution had its name changed and was mandated as public university in 2006. Since then the student registration has continued to grow annually. The institution has a Faculty of Law, economics and management, a faculty of Science faculty and a faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The school has a number of partner institutions that can be useful in facilitating study abroad.

An area of study that may be of interest at the University is Islamic Finance. This comes in light of the fact that the large Muslim population has encouraged the government to implement Islamic financial principles in its banking sector. Islamic finance is already being offered at the University and a study abroad program can provide students a close first-hand experience of what national implementation may entail.

Given the country’s size, study abroad option are relatively limited. However, for people interested in training and volunteering Djibouti’s armed forces have a very appropriate solution. The organization receives as many as 10 volunteers annually who are trained to use heavy commercial machinery such as Lorries, graders, backhoes and excavators. The program is also designed to absorb the trainees on a contract basis upon completion of their courses. In addition to these study opportunities, Djibouti’s coast promises an excellent location for research on marine species and ecosystems.


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