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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** 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.
Program Description:

Program Overview

CIEE Dakar

Study abroad in Dakar and you will spend a summer exploring one of the most exciting countries in West Africa.  You can also take innovative courses in Senegalese history, politics, literature, education, religion, and public health and development issues.  Additionally, you will learn firsthand about Senegalese society through homestays with local families and community engagement opportunities at local NGOs and other organizations.  You can also explore Senegalese society and culture through special field trips and excursions to places such as Saint Louis, Toubab Dialaw, Gorée Island, and local museums.

Program Focus

Are you ready to spend your summer living and studying abroad in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region? Are you interested in exploring and engaging with Senegalese society and its people through homestays, cultural activities, and community engagement projects in local communities?

If you’re ready, the Summer Senegalese Studies study abroad program in Dakar is ready for you.
 

FACT SHEET

Education Abroad Advisor

Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!

Get Started

Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session

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

Current List of Courses Available 

This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Black Studies
  • Community Development
  • Culture
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Service Learning
  • Social Science
  • Sociology

Credits

Students enroll in 4.5 - 6 per session quarter credits 

Language of Instruction 

English

Host Country Language 

French

Housing

Homestay

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.5

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

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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