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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal; Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Arts & Letters, Black Studies, Communication Studies, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Studies, Education, Gender Studies, Honors, Humanities, International Development, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Pre-health, Public Administration, Public Affairs & Policy, Public Health, Sexuality, Gender, & Queer Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies Language of Instruction: English, French
Language Requirement: 3 College Terms of Language Study Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Previous Coursework Required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Host Country Language: English, French, Wolof Housing: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Special Scholarship/Funding Available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Post-Baccalaureate
Program Description:

Program Overview

SIT Dakar

Experience firsthand the enormous contribution to African arts and culture made by Senegal, a nation that has inspired three centuries of poets, novelists, and artists. Led to independence by internationally acclaimed poet and philosopher Leopold Senghor, this West African nation has long emphasized the role of art and culture in society.

Program Focus

With the capital city of Dakar as home base, students examine topics such as the role of Islam in Senegalese life, contemporary development and poverty, and the history of the slave trade. Arts workshops focusing on areas such as batik making, ceramics, and sand painting, or musical training ranging from Senegalese dance to traditional instruments, add a hands-on component. Homestays, a rural visit, and educational excursions to Sine-Saloum Delta, Goree Island, Saint-Louis, and Petite Cote compliment field and classroom instruction. This program features an independent study project, researched and completed by the student during the last portion of the program.


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Program Dates

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Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • African Studies
  • Art
  • Black Studies
  • Culture
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Sociology


Fall:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits

Language of Instruction 

English, French, Wolof

Host Country Language 

English, Wolof



Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.5

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.