Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Dakar - French-Language Business, STEM, Social Science Studies

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Seamlessly blending tradition and modernity, Senegal's coastal capital city of Dakar is a dream for those interested in the arts, business, history, science, technology - really, anyone! Over a semester or academic year, students improve their Fre... read more

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Seamlessly blending tradition and modernity, Senegal's coastal capital city of Dakar is a dream for those interested in the arts, business, history, science, technology - really, anyone! Over a semester or academic year, students improve their French language level by being immersed in the local culture both in and outside of the classroom.

Academics
Via direct enrollment, take courses at the Institut de Management Supérieur (ISM), Senegal's top private business school. Students follow four courses, taught in French. Each course is worth four credit hours. Choose from courses in ISM's:


  • School of Engineering

  • School of Management (some international management courses are taught in English)

  • Madiba Leadership Institute (social sciences, communications, political science)

For course samples, visit the APA website: https://www.apaparis.com/program/dakar-semester-year/?topic=Academics

Unique to ISM is Entrepreneurship Week: During the semester, classes are paused for one week to work on entrepreneurial and service projects in the community.

Additionally, students meet weekly with APA's French instructor to work on oral and written expression and comprehension. This time is often used to polish papers and assignments prior to turning them in to the professor.

Culture
The lively artistic scene of Dakar is not to be missed! APA curates a culture calendar including a weekend excursion (Sine Saloum Delta in the fall, Saint Louis in the spring), a day trip to Gorée Island, African arts seminars, monthly activities such as concerts, theater, film and weekly conversational Wolof language lessons.

Housing
Each student is carefully paired with a welcoming host family. Homestays provide daily breakfast and dinner and weekly laundry.

Support
On-site staff are available 24/7 for all questions, big and small.

Apply
Open an application on the website: https://www.apaparis.com/apply/

  • Fall semester/academic year application deadline: March 15

  • Spring semester application deadline: October 15

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • African Studies
  • French Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • African Languages, Literature
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Global Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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Academic Programs Abroad (APA) Scholarships

Become the voice abroad for APA with regular blog and social media postings. Semester awards begin at $500 and summer awards begin at $300. Eligible for bonuses at the end of term for outstanding work.

$300 - 500.00

Deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 1 Summer: April 1 Spring Semester: October 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Previous scholarship recipients have had a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, previous experience running social media accounts for a business or organization, shown a keen interest in engaging in French and Francophone culture, and have had a serious desire to take part in a full-immersion program.

Become your cohort’s photographic or videographic historian for your term abroad. Your photos and/or videos may be featured on the APA website or in future promotional materials!

$300 - 500.00

Deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 1 Summer: April 1 Spring: October 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Previous visual media scholarship recipients have had a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, experience in photography and/or videography, shown a keen interest in engaging in French and Francophone culture, and a serious desire to take part in a full-immersion program.

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