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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2020 05/15/2020
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: African and Afri Amer Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Business (Economics), Communication, Community Health Promotion, Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, Education, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, French, Health Science, Human Development & Family Sci, Humanities, International Relations, Law, Other Language, Political Science, Sociology
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: French, Other
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

Development Studies

DAKAR, SENEGAL

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Program Overview

Senegal's strides toward improved human rights and standard of living make it an eye-opening place to dig into the complex environmental and globalization issues involved with development. In Dakar, hands-on learning will help you understand Senegalese society, from education to politics, to the impact of Islam. Language learning, homestays, coursework, fieldwork, and community engagement, all provide unmatched perspective on the issues facing West Africa.

Unique Experiences

EXPERIENCE THE CONCRETE CHALLENGES

of development as you teach children, create training programs for young women, and help officials run urban healthcare projects.

LIVE, LEARN, AND VOLUNTEER

in a rural or semi-urban area to gain perspective on development issues beyond the city.

LIVE WITH A DAKAR HOST

to experience the principal aspects of Senegalese culture – family and social life.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Experience life in a rural area for one week with Peace Corps volunteers or village hosts, to explore contrasts and links between rural and urban living.
  • Visit historic Gorée Island – a major slave-trade center for four centuries, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Sleep under the stars in a Moorish tent and try riding a camel.
  • 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 UNESO World Heritage sites in 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 unique work experience as you examine Africa's social, economic, environmental, and public health issues. You might help ImagiNation Afrika support Nomadic Learning programs, or create materials to help the Global Research and Advocacy Group advocate for vulnerable minority groups.


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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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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

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