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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 22-AUG-2020 18-DEC-2020
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 22-AUG-2020 14-MAY-2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 2000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, French, Other Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Internship, Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Margaret Walter Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: African-American & African Studies, Anthropology, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, French, History, Independent Study, Internship, Law, Linguistics, Other Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Pre-Medical, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:

Language + Culture

DAKAR, SENEGAL

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Program Overview

Senegal is one of the region’s most developed, democratic, and friendly nations, making seaside Dakar a prime spot to explore Senegalese culture and learn French and Wolof – a sub-Saharan language. Take a combination of language and content courses taught in English and French at CIEE Dakar across a wide-range of academic areas, including cultural studies, development, history, international relations, liberal arts, public health, sustainability and environment, and more.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

TAKE COURSES

in English or French in a range of intriguing subjects.

ACCOMPLISH A WEEK OF FIELDWORK

in rural Senegal with Peace Corps volunteers or village hosts. Students call it the most influential part of their time abroad.

LIVE WITH A DAKAR HOST

and boost your language skills while you experience the principal aspects of Senegalese culture – family and social life.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Choose a week with Peace Corps volunteers or local hosts in a rural village, to experience and document the contrasts and links between rural and urban life.
  • Venture off for a day in Toubab Dialaw, a fishing village and artist’s colony.
  • See more of the region with a weekend trip to the mangroves of the Sine-Saloum; Saint Louis, the former capital of French West Africa; and other rural areas.
  • Participate in cultural activities in and around Dakar.

Projects

Internships. Get culturally unique work experience – and possibly credit – with an internship at a human rights organization like Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme or the Global Research and Advocacy Group.

Volunteering. Lend a hand to the important work of human rights organizations and get back as much as you give.

Research. From children’s rights to the role of religion in the democratic process, you can study the topic you care most about, and contribute important fieldwork.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Senegalese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

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Is this program right for you?

 

If you are interested or majoring in French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies and are seeking an opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region, then this program is right for you. The program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study and learning Wolof, while taking other courses in English and having a cultural immersion experience.

Highlights

 

  • Ideal for students interested in African studies, development studies, and international relations
  • Live and study in a French-speaking West African country
  • Homestays with Senegalese families
  • Take courses in English with a possibility of attending regular university courses taught in French
  • Continue studies in French and learn Wolof
  • Opportunities for community service/internships
  • Study tours to Gorée Island, Saint Louis, and an extended visit to rural Senegal

Subject Areas

 

African Studies
Art/Art History
Cultural Studies
Development & Planning
Environmental Studies
French Language
Gender Studies
Geography
History
International Relations
Literature
Philosophy
Religion & Theology
Sociology/Social Work

Language(s) of Instruction

 

English
French

Recommended Credit

 

semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours
academic year: 30 semester/45 quarter hours

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 1 semester or equivalent of college-level French

Housing

 

  • Senegalese homestay