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Program Overview With the help of current Prime Minister Aminata Touré, Senegal has made strides toward improving human rights and the standard of living. Explore how this is being achieved, and confront the complexities surrounding environmental, developmental, and globalization issues. You’ll join in a hands-on learning model to examine Senegalese society, from education to politics and the i...

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Rapidly improve French proficiency in less than four weeks in an advanced language course, through conversations with a host family, and by interacting daily with Senegalese in a University of Minnesota study program. Participate in a community action excursion and explore the vibrant, multicultural city of Dakar, capital of Senegal and the westernmost point in Africa. Study the French language...

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You never know what might happen in Senegal. Enter a fortuneteller’s hut and ask a question about your future. Spin and dance with Sufi mystics. Discover fluent Spanish speakers on a mangrove island. Speak with a young man preparing to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to find work in Spain. This country is a collision of influences: French, Islamic, African— and increasingly, American and Chinese....

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Discover the enormous contribution to African arts and cultures made by Senegal, a country that has inspired centuries of poetry, music, literature, dance, and visual arts. The program examines the complex social, economic, and political issues Senegal faces and takes a critical approach to Senegalese artistic and cultural forms — from traditional aesthetic expressions to modern notions of...