But the trendline shows improvement in recent years.
Students at Ohio University and Duke Law School will spend either winter or spring break in Africa and earn course credits.
Eight students are now enrolled in the master of science degree program in infectious disease management and biosecurity.
Mia Farrow has toured Darfur and made videos of the region's music and dance in order to preserve them for future generations.
The women are spending their time on campus attending workshops, giving presentations, and collaborating with university faculty.
About 40 students are expected to enroll next year. By 2017 the university hopes enrollments will reach 150 students.
Ohio University in Athens has entered into a partnership agreement with the African University College of Communication in Accra, Ghana.