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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 08/17/2018 05/15/2020
Spring 2020 02/14/2019
02/28/2019 01/18/2020 05/15/2020

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Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Center Click here for a definition of this term Program Language(s): English, French, Other
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study(s): African and Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Health: Science, Society & Policy, History, International & Global Studies, Language and Linguistics, Legal Studies, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required: 2
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Experiential Learning Opportunities: Internship, Volunteering
Program Description:

Language + Culture

DAKAR, SENEGAL

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Program Overview

Senegal is one of the region's most developed, democratic, and friendly nations, making seaside Dakar a prime spot to explore Senegalese culture and language. Learn French and Wolof – a sub-Saharan language – while you delve into African studies, international relations, and development studies. When you explore the city and beyond, experience local family traditions, and pursue causes you care about, you're assured a remarkable experience abroad.

Unique Experiences

TAKE COURSES

in English or French in a range of intriguing subjects.

ACCOMPLISH A WEEK OF FIELDWORK

in rural Senegal with Peace Corps volunteers or village hosts. Students call it the most influential part of their time abroad.

LIVE WITH A DAKAR HOST

and boost your language skills while you experience the principal aspects of Senegalese culture – family and social life.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Choose a week with Peace Corps volunteers or local hosts in a rural village, to experience and document the contrasts and links between rural and urban life.
  • Venture off for a day in Toubab Dialaw, a fishing village and artist's colony.
  • See more of the region with a weekend trip to the mangroves of the Sine-Saloum; Saint Louis, the former capital of French West Africa; and other rural areas.
  • Participate in cultural activities in and around Dakar.

Projects

Internships. Get culturally unique work experience – and possibly credit – with a human rights organization like Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme or the Global Research and Advocacy Group.

Volunteering. Lend a hand to the important work of human rights organizations and get back as much as you give.

Research. From children's rights to the role of religion in the democratic process, you can study the topic you care most about, and contribute important fieldwork.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Senegalese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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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 commonly 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.


This program is currently not accepting applications.