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SIT Senegal: Hip-hop, African Diaspora and Decolonial Futures

Dakar Senegal, courtesy of SIT Study Abroad

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SIT Senegal: Hip-hop, African Diaspora and Decolonial Futures


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates

On this program, students will meet with hip-hop collectives, artist, and activist group while discovering how African musicians use hip-hop to critique traditional understandings of Africa and African-descended people. A unique part of this program is having the opportunity to produce and perform one's own artistic and musical work, as well as travel to Ghana on a program-facilitated excursion! Coursework is taught in English, and students have the choice to study French or Wolof. In addition to their coursework, students are required to live in a homestay with local families to experience the realities and daily life of the Senegalese and Ghanaian people. During the last few weeks of the program, students choose to do an internship or an independent research project on the topic of their choice.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: Dakar Senegal, courtesy of SIT Study Abroad


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