Though people often question the role of women in Muslim and African countries, Senegal's two women prime minister in its 50 year history is remarkable.
Senegal Summer Program 2014
~May 24, 2014-July 10, 2014
The summer program to Senegal, West Africa is designed for students who want to build their conversational French 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 space and unique history. Geographically, Dakar naturally opens itself to the wider world, as reflected in its history, its role in the former French empire, its religious landscape, and its current relationships with other countries. Senegal, very proud of its place as an intellectual center, is the epicenter of many artistic and cultural movements. Dakar is a stable, cosmpolitan, and culturally rich capital city.
Students receive 6 credits for two of three courses in Dakar: three units for AFAS 369, Senegal: History, Politics and Culture and three units for either French Conversational Fluency OR Beginning Intensive Wolof. In addition to the courses, there are pre-arranged excursions outside of Dakar to Goreé Island, Saint Louis, Keur Moussa, Touba, Tivaoune, and Thies.
Students live in the Fenetre Mermoz district of Dakar. Room and board will include meals and laundry service; students will also have access to internet facilities at the English Language Institute. In Saint Louis, Senegal, students will stay at La Louisiane and attend lectures at Université Gaston Berger as well as participate in service activities at Ecole Rawane Ngom.
Program Price: $4200 + Airfare
Price includes tuition, room and board, books and other course materials and class trips outside of Dakar. Note: Budget roughly $2000 for summer air travel .