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Program Description:
Urban Life in Senegal

Dates: June 4-21, 2019    
Destinations: Dakar, Senegal
Leaders: Devin Bryson and Emily Adams
 
Max. Enrollment: 12  Credits: 2    Application Due Date: Nov. 1, 2018
 
Estimated Cost: $ 3,750  ($2,750 when BA subsidy applied)
Payment Schedule: Dec. 5: $1000; Jan. 5: $1000;
Feb. 5: $1000 ($750)*; Mar. 5: $750 ($0)*

Senegal is one of the most important West African countries due to its political stability, rich culture, and acceptance of ethnic and religious diversity. This BreakAway will introduce students to this vibrant, growing country through a focus on the variety of life, culture, and experiences within its capital city of Dakar. While it will be apparent that Dakar has problems and is continuing to develop, it will also become clear that the city has much to offer in terms of urban cultures, diversity, and opportunities. In this way, Dakar will come to represent much of contemporary West Africa, with its duality of potential and limitations.  We will collaborate with the West African Research Center in Dakar to have Senegalese experts, scholars, artists, and residents give lectures on the various topics, and then to have a site visit that puts the knowledge into context and lived experience.
 
*(Figure in brackets indicates payment due for those who receive the $1000 BreakAway subsidy.)

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Breakaway Summer 2020 11/01/2019 11/15/2019 TBA TBA