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Rapidly improve your French skills in less than four weeks in an advanced language course, through conversations with your host family, and by interacting daily with local Senegalese. Explore the vibrant, multicultural city of Dakar, capital of Senegal and the westernmost point in Africa.
This program appeals to students who are interested in completing an advanced French language course during a short-term winter or summer program.
Study center program with a focus on language acquisition
Fourth, fifth, or sixth semester
Winter break, summer session
2.5 GPA; sophomores, juniors, and seniors; 3 semesters college-level French
4 credits. Classes are taught by local faculty and specifically designed for students learning French. Enroll in one of the following courses, based on your linguistic ability and previous coursework: Intermediate French II, Advanced French I, Advanced French II, Advanced Language through Current Events, or Reading & Writing through Current Events.
Dr. Ousmane Sène of the Department of English, Université of Cheikh Anta Diop, directs the program. Waly Faye is the program coordinator. Senegalese faculty provide all instruction.
How to Apply
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Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where black African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West; yet it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on three sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."
Homestays are an integral component of the learning experience. All students live and share most meals with a family in order to gain deeper cultural insight into life in Senegal.
One language course is taught over a four-week period and awards 4 undergraduate credits. The syllabus focuses on French language skill development and daily oral practice; excursions to locations of cultural interest in and around Dakar are included in the program. You may also participate in this program as a language pre-session for the MSID Senegal program.
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