Senegal - Learning Abroad Center: Dakar, Studies in International Development


Semester: Fall, Spring
Program Provider: University of Minnesota, Learning Abroad Center
Language of Instruction: French

Language Requirement: Four semesters of college-level French or its equivalent
Courses: ‚Äč 

  • 4 required courses; 7 weeks of course instruction; 6 weeks of internship/research
  • Beginning Wolof or Advanced French
  • Historical and Political Context of Senegal
  • International Development (select 1 development theme)
    • Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Finance
    • Public and Community Health
    • Human Rights: Policy and Practice
    • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Community Engagement (7 week internship or research project, can be used to meet Capstone requirement)

Foreign Language Courses: Beginning Wolof or Advanced French; an optional Intensive French course is offered prior to the semester for an additional cost
Housing: Homestay
Internship option: Yes; 150-180 hours per semester at internship site, may count for Capstone credit
Research option: Yes; 150-180 hours per semester at research site, may count for Capstone credit

Learn More: Penn State Program Page | University of Minnesota Program Page

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