Discover West Africa: investigate unique interpretations of Senegalese Islam from Sufi Imams, study with master artisans and musicians, and lose yourself in captivating live concerts.
Tuition is all inclusive aside from airfare and insurance fees.
WELCOME TO A CULTURE RENOWNED FOR ITS HOSPITALITY, WHERE STRANGERS CALL YOU TO SIT UNDER THE SHADE OF A MANGO TREE AND SHARE A CUP OF TEA.
Welcome to a country of contrasts, where new development sits beside centuries-old customs. Even the music echos a mix of traditional and modern styles. Known for its vibrant and amicable people, sophisticated polyrhythmic music, and unique interpretations of Islam, Senegal welcomes travelers into a rich and dynamic cultural landscape.
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This trip has been a perfect confluence of big hearts and big ideas.Christopher Arbor Past Participant
Throughout my life I have had plenty of experiences that have offered me a change in perspective. One of the most profound was when I joined the Where There Be Dragons group to India in high school, almost 15 years ago. It was one of the first times in my life that I recognized that my way of thinking wasn't the only way. To this day I can still feel that impact that this journey had on me - physically, emotionally and spiritually. That experience has fueled and inspired so many choices I have made in my life since. When I received word that Dragons was offering Adult Programs I felt that maybe it was time for another shift in perspective. Now that I am older it is hard to carve out the time and energy to set out on such an adventure, but I have solid evidence from my past experience with WTBD that makes me know it will be well worth it!"Ilana Eisler Past Participant