Program Details

Rather than studying migration from a historical perspective, this program looks at present-day factors prompting migration from Africa and the vibrancy and entrepreneurial nature of many African diaspora communities, particularly those living in the US
Location:
Dakar, Senegal; Washington, United States; Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Experience the vitality and global breadth of contemporary African diaspora communities. Embark on an innovative, comparative study abroad program that takes you from the US, Senegal, and Italy, where you will experience the vibrancy and complexity of present-day African migrant communities living worldwide.

Rather than studying migration from a historical perspective, this program looks at present-day factors prompting migration from Africa and the vibrancy and entrepreneurial nature of many African diaspora communities, particularly those living in the US and Italy. In addition to engaging with the topics of entrepreneurship and migration, you will study religion and West African Islam, Islamic banking, remittances, contemporary forms of racism, issues of human rights, and many other topics. You will become deeply knowledgeable about Senegalese culture, including through homestays and Wolof language instruction. In each location, you’ll learn from remarkable academics, businesspeople, traders, entrepreneurs, community members, and others. Migration is a major contemporary issue: this cutting-edge program offers important new perspectives and insights into the contemporary African migrant experience and the economic vitality of African diaspora communities. The experience of one migrant group—the Senegalese Murid brotherhood—serves as the primary case study.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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