Summer in Senegal

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

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Adapting to a new style of teaching in a foreign language can be challenging. A range of dedicated academic and language support is built in so you can leave Dakar feeling confident and successful both in French and your courses

Customized Language Support

  • Students meet each week with a French professor for one hour targeting specific areas of improvement in both oral and written French expression and separately with a teaching assistant for 30 minutes. This time is also spent learning how to write using academic French and proofreading class assignments.
  • Weekly conversational Wolof classes provide a foundation for this native language often heard around town.

Academic Support

  • Methodology sessions integrated into each course
  • Course-specific tutoring hours
  • Proofreading sessions

Pre-Departure Support

  • Passport application assistance
  • Visa application assistance (if necessary)
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Finance and scholarship support
  • Departure preparations: vaccinations, cell phones, insurance, prescription medication, and more

On-Site Support

  • Airport pickup on May 27
  • 24/7 on-site support: Emergency and health matters, housing support, and more
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