Focus Of Inquiry
We delve into an introduction of Sufi Islamic practices, Senegalese music traditions, and contemporary issues of migration.
Spend two days with a family in the town of Yoff, just outside of the capital of Dakar, as well as an additional two days with a family in a rural farming community.
Explore unique variations of West African Islam, Catholicism, and animism.
Investigate issues of immigration and unemployment, desertification, climate change, urban and rural healthcare.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Options are provided for one-on-one study with musicians skilled in kora, xalam, djembe, saba, and dance.
Participants will learn some greetings in Wolof and basic vocabulary to use with their hosts.
Climb into horse-carts or wander on foot as we travel through Senegal. Stay in rural communities with fewer basic amenities.
Help with group roles and assist your host family with daily household chores.
Enjoy strolling through the rural landscapes of Senegal, as well as the urban alleyways and markets.