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Senegal

The Spirit of Hospitality in Partnership with UChicago

An Immersive Journey for Active and Adventurous Adults

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Duration
10 Days
Description

From the animated streets of Dakar to sleepy agricultural villages, journey through diverse and rich cultural and physical landscapes. Explore topics such as the arts and music, religion, development, gender issues, the environment, and migration. Visit artists’ studios, listen to riveting live music, and wander through bright, bustling markets.

Dates

Apr 3 - Apr 12, 2021


Suggested Ages

Adult Participants

Number of Participants

7-25


Availability

Open

Begins In

23 Weeks

Tuition

$3,250


Estimated Flight Cost

$1,200

Dakar

St. Louis

Thies

Program Overview

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.


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. During our eight days together, we step away from the typical tourist track and relate to the traditions, cultures, and present day issues of Senegal through meaningful engagement within local communities.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore St. Louis, the picturesque former colonial capital of French West Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View an artists’ studio and learn about the intersection of religion, history, and the visual arts.
  • Learn from religious leaders, development workers, musicians, and artisans.
  • Relax in a peaceful waterfront campement perched next to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Meander through lively urban markets.
  • Spend time in the homes of local families, enjoying the slow rhythm of daily life in the village.

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. During our eight days together, we step away from the typical tourist track and relate to the traditions, cultures, and present day issues of Senegal through meaningful engagement within local communities.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore St. Louis, the picturesque former colonial capital of French West Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • View an artists’ studio and learn about the intersection of religion, history, and the visual arts.
  • Learn from religious leaders, development workers, musicians, and artisans.
  • Relax in a peaceful waterfront campement perched next to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Meander through lively urban markets.
  • Spend time in the homes of local families, enjoying the slow rhythm of daily life in the village.
  • Visit a non-governmental organization (NGO) working in the field of development.
  • Sample Dakar’s nightlife, enjoying the best of West Africa’s restaurants and live music.
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