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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Malawi

There is so much to learn about the world, and studying abroad in Malawi will teach you the art of active listening as you absorb the sights and sounds of a new country, culture and way of life. Tucked in between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, this small, densely populated country is known as ‘the warm heart of Africa’, not only because of its sunny climate but because of its warm-hearted citizens.

Malawi’s topography of highlands, the Great Rift Valley and the large freshwater Lake Malawi invite exploration,in your time off, and discovery of its diverse wildlife and clear waters, with game drives and snorkeling.

With nearly 90% of the population living off subsistence farming, Malawi is not a rich country. Study abroad here and learn to understand the challenges of life in one of the least developed countries in the world.


Experience the warmth and welcome of Africa firsthand when you study in Malawi. Enhance your skills through hands-on studies, learn more about traditional cultural practices and build lifelong connections with Malawians.

In between your studies, take time to soak up the natural beauty of this elongated country by exploring the beautiful inland sea of Lake Malawi, with its many bays and islands, or opt to embark on a safari in one of the country’s nine national parks, where you can have great wildlife or bird watching experiences.

With the majority of the country’s population living in rural areas, you can visit local villages and experience the warm welcome and hospitality of the locals firsthand.


Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Malawi:

  • Become more culturally competent by being immersed in a foreign culture and studying with local and international students from all over the world
  • Share in the natural exchange of knowledge and the collaborative learning process that happens when two different cultures meet
  • Get firsthand knowledge of the cultural, social and economic realities of Malawi
  • Visit a local market and appreciate the beautiful wood carvings for which Malawi is known

Our Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Malawi below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Malawi.


Study in Malawi (Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources)

The World Endeavors Study Abroad in Malawi program takes place in Lilongwe. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or LUANAR, is an accredited institution of higher learning based in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe, in southeastern Africa.

Study in Malawi (Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources)

The World Endeavors Study Abroad in Malawi program takes place in Lilongwe. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, or LUANAR, is an accredited institution of higher learning based in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe, in southeastern Africa.

The university sports world-class faculty, brand-new facilities, and an international student body of learners from around the continent. LUANAR’s main curricular focuses revolve around agriculture and aquaculture, but the school also offers courses in business, education, communication, gender studies, and social work. Lively student life characterizes the school, with many students participating in the sundry clubs, organizations,


About Malawi

Malawi is known among seasoned travelers as the Warm Heart of Africa, and visitors will know exactly why this is; Malawi is renowned as one of the friendliest countries on the continent. Malawians are thrilled by visitors and are always willing to share stories of life and love with anyone who will listen. This is only one of the many things that draw people to this humble country on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Malawi, as natural wonders abound in this land. The lake is the centerpiece of the country; visitors will find peace and relaxation on any of its quiet, idyllic sandy beaches lined with baobab and fragrant mango trees. Visitors will often find themselves invited to kick back on the beach with the locals, crack open a cold drink, and watch an unforgettably picturesque sunset on the lake. Many chic eco-lodges offer spectacular beachfront views to guests. Safaris are a popular pastime in the rolling hinterlands of the country, where classic safari fauna like hippos, rhinos, and African elephants roam free.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Malawi (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) | $5,595


  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.


Lilongwe University offers on-campus student housing and students may choose if they would like to enroll in a meal plan or cook their own meals at their residence. Students share rooms with one other student, and there is also a shared bathroom.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


If you have some spare time in Malawi, here are several activities and attractions you can explore:

  • Visit Cape Maclear: This UNESCO World Heritage site is popular for its stunning beaches, laid-back vibe, and the nearby Lake Malawi National Park.
  • Explore Liwonde National Park: Home to elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species. A boat safari on the Shire River offers a unique way to spot wildlife.
  • Attend Traditional Dances: Experience traditional Malawian dances like the Gule Wamkulu, a UNESCO-listed cultural performance.
  • Go to Tea Estates in Thyolo: Wander around vast tea plantations, enjoy fresh brews, and relax in the serene environment.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.


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Malawi FAQs

Where is Malawi located?

Malawi is located in southeastern Africa. Tanzania borders it to the north and northeast, Mozambique to the east, south, and southwest, and Zambia to the west. One of its most notable features is Lake Malawi, which dominates the country’s eastern border and is one of Africa’s largest lakes.

What is the capital of Malawi?

The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe.

Is Malawi safe to visit?

Malawi, often dubbed the “Warm Heart of Africa,” is relatively safe for tourists compared to some African nations. Nonetheless, visitors should guard against petty crimes in crowded areas, avoid night driving due to road conditions, and take precautions against malaria. Drinking bottled water and staying updated on vaccinations are essential. Always consult updated travel advisories before visiting, and contact the World Endeavors for pre-departure support.

What language is spoken in Malawi?

In Malawi, the official language is English, and it’s used in government and formal education. However, the most widely spoken local language is Chichewa (also known as Chewa or Nyanja). Chichewa is understood and spoken by the majority of the population. Other regional languages are spoken across the country, but Chichewa serves as a lingua franca for most Malawians.

What is Malawi known for?

Malawi is celebrated for the vast and biodiverse Lake Malawi, home to unique cichlid fish. The nation boasts wildlife-rich parks like Liwonde and Nyika and the towering Mount Mulanje for hiking enthusiasts. Rich cultural dances, music, and the renowned hospitality of Malawians define its character. Additionally, sprawling tea estates in regions like Thyolo and key tobacco exports highlight its economy.

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World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

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Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


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