Program Details

Students will hear lectures from University of Cheikh Anta Diop professors, artists from the Ecole de Beaux Arts, and meet religious leaders and politicians in order to have a comprehensive understanding of Senegal. The highlight is the opportunity to do
Location:
Dakar, Senegal
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This six-week program is designed for students who want to build their conversational French or Wolof language skills, learn more about Francophone West Africa, and experiment with field research. Dakar, Senegal provides the perfect opportunity to explore themes in African and Francophone studies because of its geographical location and unique history. Students will receive 6 credits for the program: 3 credits for French Conversational Fluency (for those with 3 semesters of French) OR Wolof, and 3 credits in African Studies. In addition to coursework, there are pre-arranged study trips to cities outside of Dakar. Finally, students will complete a small research project. The program is open to Washington University and non-Washington University students. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until Feb. 15, 2014. If you have interested non-Washington University students who have difficulty meeting this deadline, please let us know.

Students will hear lectures from University of Cheikh Anta Diop professors, artists from the Ecole de Beaux Arts, and meet religious leaders and politicians in order to have a comprehensive understanding of Senegal. The highlight is the opportunity to do multi-disciplinary original research on a subject of the student's interest.

Setting Description:
Students will spend 5.5 weeks in Dakar but we will spend a week in the North, on the historic island of Saint Louis where we will study from the regions top scholars and perform service at Rawane Ngom Primary School.
Cost:
The program, including 6 units of tuition, housing, and food is $4200. Students must purchase their own airline tickets.

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