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Intensive French in Senegal

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

Academics

Advanced French Language Class - This program appeals to students who are interested in completing an advanced French language course during a short-term summer program.

  • Program type:
    Study center program with a focus on language acquisition
  • Level:
    3000-level course
  • Term:
    Winter break, summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    2.5 GPA; sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • Courseload:
    4 credits

Faculty

Dr. Ousmane Sène of the Department of English, Université of Cheikh Anta Diop, directs the program. Ousmane Aly Pame assists with program coordination, and Senegalese faculty provide all instruction.

How to Apply

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About This Program

Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where black African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West; yet it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on three sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."

Three photos from previous trips

Homestays are an integral component of the learning experience. All students live and share most meals with at least one family, and many with two different families--one during the classroom phase and a second in a different part of the country during the remainder of the program. Students with internships in the main city typically choose to remain with the same family throughout.

One language course is taught over a 4-week period and awards 4 undergraduate credits. The Senegal program offers 5th semester French language instruction. The syllabus focuses on language skill development and daily oral practice. Housing is with host families, and local excursions are included. You may also participate in this program as a language pre-session for the MSID Senegal program.

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.




 

Advanced French in Senegal

Complete an advanced French language course while exploring Senegal, a country seen as a bridge between Africa and the West. This program can also serve as a language pre-session for the fall or academic year MSID Senegal program.

Academics

Advanced French Language Class - This program appeals to students who are interested in completing an advanced French language course during a short-term summer program.

  • Program type:
    Study center program with a focus on language acquisition
  • Level:
    3000 level course
  • Term:
    Summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    2.5 GPA; freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students
  • Courseload:
    4 credits

Faculty

Dr. Ousmane Sène of the Department of English, Université of Cheikh Anta Diop, directs the program. Ousmane Aly Pame assists with program coordination, and Senegalese faculty provide all instruction.

How to Apply

Click the button below to visit this program's web page for more information about the application process for this program.

About This Program

Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where black African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West; yet it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on three sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."

Three photos from previous trips

Homestays are an integral component of the learning experience. All students live and share most meals with at least one family, and many with two different families--one during the classroom phase and a second in a different part of the country during the remainder of the program. Students with internships in the main city typically choose to remain with the same family throughout.

One language course is taught over a 4-week period and awards 4 undergraduate credits. The Senegal program offers 5th semester French language instruction. The syllabus focuses on language skill development and daily oral practice. Housing is with host families, and local excursions are included. You may also participate in this program as a language pre-session for the MSID Senegal program.

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 70 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.