SIT Study Abroad: Senegal Hip-hop, African Diaspora and Decolonial Futures

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Examine how young Africans use hip-hop to critique traditional understandings of the world, imagine African futures, and raise consciousness about globalization and (in)equality. Explore hip-hop as a philosophical, political, and economic force in... read more

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Examine how young Africans use hip-hop to critique traditional understandings of the world, imagine African futures, and raise consciousness about globalization and (in)equality. Explore hip-hop as a philosophical, political, and economic force in Africa. You’ll learn about the way disenfranchised diasporic communities engage critically with the social and political realities of the world since the 1970s. You’ll also trace the development and adaptation of hip-hop, exploring the diasporic exchanges that led to its emergence in Africa and the ways African hip-hop artists question eurocentrism and global capitalism. Highlights Understand the history, development and importance of hip-hop in Africa and globally. Go on an excursion to Ghana for three weeks. Experience urban life in two African metropolises. Attend workshops led by major hip-hop artists such as King Mo, Ndongo D, Xeinnix, and Salla Ngary. Do an internship in hip-hop and urban cultural centers.

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  • Spring
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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