Framing the Francophone Phenomenon in Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Dakar, Senegal

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These lively, vibrant cities have so much to offer and we want you to take advantage of your time in Paris, Rabat, and Dakar! Thoughtfully-planned events and excursions allow you to experience activities and locales with the camaraderie of your peers. Walking tours and/or bus tours of each city will give you an overview of your new city. Cooking classes, Slam concerts, modern circus, traditional ballet, boat trips, markets, music and drumming will delight the senses and deepen your understanding of the multi-faceted cultural offerings of each country.

Cultural Events

Nine cultural events, three in each host city, are offered. (subject to change) Examples include:

  • Paris: theater, circus or dance; museums
  • Rabat: navigating the souks, traditional music, theater, cooking sessions, hammam
  • Dakar: drumming lessons, dance, and concerts

Day Trips

Three one-day trips, one in each host city (subject to change):

  • Paris: Fontainebleau
  • Rabat: Tangier
  • Dakar: Ile de Gorée

Weekend Excursions

Three weekend excursions, one in each host city (subject to change):

  • Paris: Burgundy (fall semester) / Marseille (spring semester)
  • Rabat: Fez and Volubilis
  • Dakar: Sine Saloum Delta


Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Cultural Events and Excursions

Coming soon!

For reference, here is an example of cultural programming from previous semesters:

Fall 2022 Cultural Events

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