Programs by Country: Senegal

DAKAR: CIEE – CIEE Study Center

Traditional | Dakar, Senegal

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

If you are interested or majoring in French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, or development studies and are seeking an opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region, then this program is right for you. The program is geared toward students interested in continuing French language study and learning Wolof, while taking other courses in English and having a cultural immersion experience.

Hear from some students on this program! : CIEE Dakar 2015 Student Video

Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs

Senegal: Doing Development, Encountering African Culture and Politics – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | , Senegal

Faculty Leader: William Miles

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

Term: Summer II


  • POLS 4937 Encountering African Culture and Politics
  • POLS4938 Doing Development in West Africa


Senegal – a French-speaking, Muslim nation on the West African coast – has maintained one of the most robust democratic systems on the entire African continent. That it has managed to do so in the face of persistent poverty is little less than remarkable. This program will introduce students first-hand to one of the most intriguing (and hospitable) countries in the annals of African and Islamic politics, history, culture, and economic development. By engaging in development projects via local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), to which they will be assigned, students will experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of “doing development.” Classes at the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar will be supplemented by excursions throughout the city and elsewhere in the country.