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CIEE Dakar: Language + Culture

Mosque of the Divinity, courtesy of Ryan Higgins

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CIEE Dakar: Language + Culture


Program terms: Academic Year, 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
Spring 2021 09/14/2020 To be determined

In this study center program, facilitated by CIEE, students live and learn in Dakar, the political and economic capital of Senegal, one of the most democratic countries in West Africa. The city is home to the National Assembly, president's palace, and busling Sandaga Market. Students live with a Senegalese host family where they can practice their French and/or Wolof language skills, and learn about the day-to-day life in Senegal. Coursework includes required French and Wolof courses and electives taught in either French or English. In addition to their coursework, students can choose to participate in an internship, volunteering opportunities, or a research project.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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

Photo: Mosque of the Divinity, courtesy of Ryan Higgins


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