Center for International Education


Summer in Dakar

Upon reviewing State Department travel advisory as well as the policies of fellow international educators across the USA relating to study abroad to West Africa, the program to Senegal for 2014 was canceled.

Enjoy a three-week summer program in Dakar, Senegal. From exploring the variety and richness of the literature, history, natural beauties, and culture of different regions in Senegal, to meeting with business leaders (corporate and NGO), healthcare specialists and media experts, students will gain a deep and nuanced understanding of Senegalese society.

Program Highlights:

  • Visit Gorée Island; Saint Louis and the desert region of Lompoul (in the North).
  • Explore the "little coast" and the village of Joal, where Lépold Sédar Senghor, president and acclaimed writer, was born (in the South).
  • Tour the pilgrimage site of Touba, near the village of Ndem (central Senegal).
  • Excursions to Lake Redba and to the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary are also scheduled, as well as a safari in the Bandia Reservation.
  • This program fulfills students’ Experiential Learning (EL) Core requirements; you do not need to know French to participate.

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Senegal, Africa

Alexandra Persson '11

"The hospitality that Senegal offers made my transition into life there much easier and the ocean was always a nice resort after a long day."

At A Glance

Semester: Summer A

Featured Majors: French, Anthropology, Women & Gender Studies

Program Level: UG and Graduate

Language Requirement: Yes

Program Director

Mireille Le Breton

Mireille Le Breton

Associate Professor of French in Foreign Languages & Literature
Golisano Academic Center 391

Abroad Contact: Dr. Babacar Fall