Thrive in Dakar

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

Overview Academics Support Housing Options In Dakar, Senegal Culture Dates & Fees Application

Dates & Fees

Fall 2024: August 30 – December 17, 2024 (to be confirmed)
Academic Year 2024-25: August 30, 2024 – End of May 2025 (to be confirmed)
Spring 2025: early February – End of May 2025 (to be confirmed)

The Dakar program includes the following:


  • Tuition fees for full course load
  • Customized language support
  • Academic support: methodology sessions, proofreading sessions, course-specific tutoring, mid-semester review


  • Three-day on-site orientation
  • 4 cultural activities: performing arts, events and more
  • 1 day trip
  • 1 weekend excursion
  • 2 Introduction African Arts seminars
  • Volunteer and extracurricular opportunities
  • Tandem linguistique: Senegalese university conversation partner


  • Homestay: with breakfast and dinner 7 days/week


  • Airport pick-up
  • One-on-one course advising and registration
  • Pre-departure support and student visa assistance
  • Civil liability insurance
  • 24/7 on-site support for emergency and health matters, housing and logistical guidance

Program Fees

Tuition, Culture & Support

  • Semester: $14,900
  • Academic Year: TBC

Fall semester participants: For extra language support, enroll in the Paris: August Short-Term program for a reduced fee: $2,950


  • Homestay – Semester: Daily breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week: $3,200 TBC
  • Homestay – Academic Year: Daily breakfast and dinner, 7 days/week: TBC

If you are a student with demonstrated financial need, inquire about support provided by APA at as we strive to ensure enthusiastic, academic-minded students have the opportunity to study abroad.

Payment Schedule

  • $500 deposit due upon acceptance
  • Semester Students: Remaining balance must be paid in full by July 1 (fall semester) or November 30 (spring semester)
  • Academic Year Students: 50% of balance by July 1. Remaining balance must be paid in full by August 15.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  • Flight to and from Dakar
  • Passport
  • Student visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Immunizations
  • Meals outside of board
  • Public transportation
  • Personal expenses and purchases such as personal travel, souvenirs, and entertainment
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