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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/22/2020 12/18/2020
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2021 05/14/2021

** 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:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview

CIEE Dakar

The Republic of Senegal won independence in 1960 after more than a century of French colonial rule. Now one of the most democratic countries in West Africa, Senegal has a population of nearly 15 million. Dakar, the political and economic capital, is a vibrant, port city, and home to the National Assembly, president’s palace, and bustling Sandaga Market. Around Dakar, you’ll find majestic cliff walks, beaches, and historic treasures. French is the official language; Wolof the predominant. Ninety-four percent of Senegalese are Muslim.

Program Focus

Senegal’s strides toward improved human rights and standard of living make it an eye-opening place to dig into complex environmental, globalization, and development issues. Use your advanced French skills in a combination of language and content courses taught in French and Wolof at CIEE Dakar. The program combines traditional classroom sessions with hands-on urban and rural experiences, in which students live with Peace Corps and local volunteers for one week. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
 

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Program Provider

CIEE

Program Dates

Current CIEE Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Business 
  • Communication
  • Economics 
  • Language and cultural studies 

Credits

Students enroll in 15 quarter credits 

Capstone Option

Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters

Language of Instruction 

 French 

Host Country Language 

French  

Housing

Homestays

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.5

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

None

Program Fee

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PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!

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. 

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