Thrive in Dakar

French-language business, STEM and social science studies in Senegal's coastal capital.

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At this time, we plan to host fall programs in-person.

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Fall 2021 Application Process

On June 8, 2021 the US Department of State updated its travel advisory to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions for Senegal. Take advantage of this change with a reduced application process!

  • Complete the application form on the Apply webpage.
  • After, you will be prompted to log in to the portal to complete the remaining components:
    • Unofficial transcript
    • University approval
    • Zoom interview: APA will coordinate a Zoom interview to be conducted in French.

Apply

Complete the application form on the Apply webpage. After, you will be prompted to log in to the portal to complete the remaining components:

  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcript*
  • University Approval
  • 2 recommendation letters (1 from a French professor and 1 from your academic advisor or professor in your major’s department)

Once we’ve received your application, you’ll be contacted for a Zoom interview.

*If you are mailing this item, send it to the US office: Box #17218, 24 Camp Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester 2021 and Academic Year 2021-22 Early Bird Admissions: January 15, 2021 (apply and submit your deposit by this date to receive a $300 reduction in program fees)
  • Fall Semester 2021 and Academic Year 2021-22: we must receive all of your documents by March 15, 2021

 

  • Spring Semester 2022 Early Bird Admissions: August 15, 2021 (apply and submit your deposit by this date to receive a $300 reduction in program fees)
  • Spring Semester 2022: we must receive all of your documents by October 15, 2021

 

Applications received after the deadline will be considered according to space and availability.

Any Questions?

Lindsay Turlan and Monika Markley, our dedicated US-based representatives, are the go-to people for all aspects of the application process, including billing, pre-departure preparation, and university liaising. If you have any questions, get in contact with them and they will be happy to help.

Eligibility

The ideal APA student is bright and motivated, internationally-minded who seeks a cross-cultural experience and has a desire to experience Senegalese life.

We know that several factors play into a student’s ability to learn a second language (or third, or fourth!). The number of semesters of college-level French should be seen as a guideline rather than a requirement. We invite you to contact us at usa@apaparis.com and we will be happy to assist you if you are unsure of your language level.

Dakar Program

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior university standing or higher
  • B1 French language level and up, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) [approximately 3 – 4 semesters of French or equivalent]
    • Do you find yourself in between language levels? The Intermediate French class in the Paris: August Short-Term program has been intentionally crafted to prepare students for a semester program with APA. Bundle these programs for maximum language proficiency!
    • Students with no French, or who do not meet the B1 language level may be accepted: there is the possibility to take courses in English (management or economics track), and/or to take an intermediate French course.
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