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CIEE Dakar: Development Studies


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
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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 bustling 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. This program focuses on Development Studies with required coursework and practicum.  French will be the primary language of instruction, and language and other prerequisites apply. In addition to their required coursework and practicum, students can choose to conduct an independent research project. 

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Housing: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: French, Wolof
Language prerequisite: Yes
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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