Program Details

This program appeals to students who are interested in completing an intermediate French language course during a short-term summer program in Senegal. One language course is taught over a three-week period and awards 4 undergraduate credits.
Dakar, Senegal
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Rapidly improve your French skills in less than four weeks in an advanced language course, through conversations with your host family, and by interacting daily with local Senegalese. Explore the vibrant, multicultural city of Dakar, capital of Senegal and the westernmost point in Africa.

This program appeals to students who are interested in completing an intermediate or advanced French language course during a short-term summer program. You will take one language course over a three-week period and receive 4 undergraduate credits. The syllabus focuses on language skill development and daily oral practice. You can also participate in this program as a language pre-session for the MSID Senegal program.

Setting Description:
Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where black African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West. Yet it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on 3 sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."

Additional Program Information

2.5 GPA; freshmen and above; minimum 3 semesters college-level French; American degree-seeking students
Scholarships Description:
The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on eligible Learning Abroad Center credit-bearing programs.

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