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CIEE: Senegal: Dakar: Language and Culture
Dakar, Senegal (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018
**
Rolling Admission 19-JAN-2019 17-MAY-2019
Year 2019-2020 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
2000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, French, Other
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Internship, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
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 language. Learn French and Wolof – a sub-Saharan language – while you delve into African studies, international relations, and development studies. When you explore the city and beyond, experience local family traditions, and pursue causes you care about, you're assured a remarkable experience abroad.

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 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • 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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