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Senegal

CIEE: Senegal

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Senegal
Host Institution: 

Suffolk University - Dakar Campus
Baobab Center/Universite Cheikh Anta Diop

Location: 

The Republic of Senegal, which achieved independence in 1960 after more than a century of French colonial rule, is one of the most democratic and developed countries in West Africa today. Senegal has a population of nearly ten million, with two million living in Dakar. Dakar is the political and economic captial of Senegal and one of West Africa's most important and vibrant cities. Although French is the country's official language and Wolof the predominant language, other languages are spoken by the country's multiethnic population which is more than 90% Muslim. Senegal enjoys political and social stability and has a well-developed infrastructure and tourist industry. The Senegalese take great pride in their reputation for hospitality, as well as their rich cultural traditions including art, theater, music, and dance.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA. One semester of college-level French or equivalent.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Art
English
French
Geography
History
Philosophy
Political Science
Sociology
Women Studies

SIT: Senegal (National Identity and the Arts)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Senegal
Host Institution: 

School for International Training Study Center in Senegal

Location: 

For the last three centuries, Senegal has inspired poets, novelists, and researchers, emerging as one of the most signficant patrons of the arts in all of Africa. Dakar, an exciting cosmopolitan city, juts into the ocean on the Cap Vert pennisula.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
French
Language: 
Wolof
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.5 GPA.  Three recent semesters of college-level French or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 
Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Apparel Design
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Ethnic Studies
French
Geography
History
Interior Design
Liberal Studies
Music
New Media Comm.
Political Science
Sociology
Women Studies