Summer in Senegal
Spend six weeks in Dakar, the heart of Francophone West Africa
The APA Dakar Summer application consists of two parts:
- Account creation
An APA team member will contact you within 24-48 hours to give you portal access to complete this section
- Personal statement
- Unofficial transcript*
- French recommendation letter
- $35 non-refundable application fee**
Once we’ve received your application, you’ll be contacted for a video interview.
*If you are mailing these items, send them to the US office: Box #17218, 24 Camp Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907.
**Application fee waived for students on full financial aid or attend an APA-affiliated school. A confirmation letter from your institution’s financial aid office should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure of your institution’s status, please inquire with your study abroad office or with APA.
- Summer 2021 Early Bird Admissions: February 15, 2021 (confirm your program participation by this date to receive a $100 reduction in program fees)
- Summer 2021: April 15, 2021
Applications received after the deadline will be considered according to space and availability.
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.
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 French should be seen as a guideline when determining which level of program to participate in. If you are unsure which program to apply for, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in in determining your level.
Dakar Summer Program
- 3.0 GPA
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior-standing or higher
- At least a B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale (3 + semesters of French or equivalent)