Summer in Senegal

Spend six weeks in Dakar, the heart of Francophone West Africa

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Dates & Fees

Rolling Admissions: Accepting applications through March 31, 2019.

The six-week program runs from May 29 – July 14, 2019.

The program with two-week extension runs from May 29 – July 28, 2019.

View the program calendar

The Dakar Summer Program includes the following:


  • Tuition fees for two courses
  • Academic and customized language support


  • Airport pick-up
  • 3-day orientation with two hotel nights and meals included


  • 4 cultural events
  • 2 day trips
  • 1 weekend excursion
  • African dance and drums workshop
  • Weekly volunteer opportunities
  • Conversational Wolof classes


  • Homestay private room
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week
  • Weekly laundry
  • Lodging and all meals on excursions


  • Pre-departure support
  • Liability insurance
  • On-site logistical support

2 Week Extension

  • Includes all of the above
  • Full room and board for additional two weeks
  • Internship placement, independent study, or intensive Wolof course instruction
  • Weekly class in African dance or drums
  • 1 additional cultural event

Program Fees

  • 6 Weeks: $5,600
  • 2 Week Extension, Intensive Wolof Studies: $2,900
  • 2 Week Extension, Internship, Independent Study: $2,600

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 upon acceptance
  • Remaining balance paid in full by April 1

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  • Roundtrip flight to Dakar
  • Passport
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses and purchases such as souvenirs and entertainment
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