Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies
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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Live and study Senegalese culture and develop skills in French and Wolof, a regional sub-Saharan African language, in one of the most developed and democratic nations in the region. On CIEE's Language and Culture program, you'll immerse yourself fully in the culture by living with a Senegalese family and participating in a fieldwork project.
Study in Dakar and you'll:
The Republic of Senegal, which achieved independence in 1960 after more than a century of French colonial rule, is one of the most democratic countries in West Africa. Senegal has a population of nearly 15 million, with 3 million living in Dakar, the political and economic capital, and one of West Africa's most vibrant cities. A major port and administrative center, Dakar is home to the National Assembly, president's palace, and bustling Sandaga Market. Around Dakar, you'll find cliff walks, beaches and major historic attractions like the Dakar Grand Mosque and Dakar Cathedral. Although French is the country's official language and Wolof the predominant language, other languages are spoken by the country's multiethnic population.
Learn more about CIEE Senegal: Language and Culture
Faculty Advisor: Professor Joan Huguet
Credits: 4.5 for the fall or spring semester; 9 for the academic year
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