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CIEE/ Language and Culture Program in Dakar
Dakar, Senegal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
English, French, Other
Area of Study(s):
African and Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Health: Science, Society & Policy, History, Women's and Gender Studies
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Internship, Volunteering
Program Description:

CIEE Language and Culture Program in Dakar, Senegal
Live and study African culture and develop skills in French and Wolof, a regional Sub-Saharan African language, in one of the most developed, democratic – and friendly – 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 an important fieldwork project. If you’re ready to seize the opportunity, Senegal and CIEE are ready for you.

Study abroad in Dakar and you'll:

  • Choose from a variety of courses in African studies, development studies, anthropology, and sociology
  • Live with a Senegalese family that will provide strong cultural immersion
  • Participate in African art, dance, and music and engage in community service and/or an internship
  • Visit Gorée Island, Toubab Dialaw, Saint Louis, and the Sine-Saloum region; learn during a rural stay with a local host family, or Peace Corps or NGO staff
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 


Brandeis Specific Information

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.