Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Dakar - Summer Program

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Discover the heart of Francophone West Africa with APA's six week summer program in Dakar, Senegal. Students take two classes, all taught in French, from the following: Cross-Cultural ManagementContemporary Western African Art: Visual Art, Film an... read more

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August 19, 2019 Neocolonial Nightmare
Yes, I would still say it was worthwhile because I was able to be immersed in a Francophone country and forced to challenge myself in ways I never could had I stayed back in the US for the summer. There are things I learned that I'm still thinking about how to articulate and that can't be summed up simply in this review. Even if... - Vassar College View Entire Review
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I greatly improved my grasp of the French language, which was my main academic goal in choosing this program. First-hand experiences in the African context were also extremely valuable to me in expanding my worldview. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review

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Discover the heart of Francophone West Africa with APA's six week summer program in Dakar, Senegal. Students take two classes, all taught in French, from the following:


  • Cross-Cultural Management

  • Contemporary Western African Art: Visual Art, Film and Music

  • Intensive Wolof for Beginners

  • Interacting in a Francophone World: Advanced French Language for Intermediate Speakers

  • Oral & Written African Literature: Ideas, Themes and Meanings 

  • Senegal Today: Striking a Balance Between a Traditional and Modern Society


  • West African Economics and Development

Ongoing academic support and weekly language support is available for all students.

Benefit from APA's signature culture package with cultural events and seminars, day trips to Gorée Island and Lac Rose, and a weekend excursion to the Sine Saloum Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Additionally, all students will stay with a carefully selected host family, with all meals included.

Consider extending your stay in this coastal capital city two more weeks (perfect for qualifying for funding opportunities!) and choose to participate in an an independent study, internship, or volunteer in a village outside of Dakar.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Sociology
  • Music
  • History
  • Global Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Anthropology
  • African Languages, Literature
  • African Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Business
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • French Language, Literature
  • French Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology
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:
Summer: February 1 Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 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:
Summer: February 1 Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 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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