Explore unique variations of West African Islam, Catholicism, and animism.
Engage with gender issues and children’s rights, immigration and unemployment, desertification and climate change, public health and education.
Focus Of Inquiry
Discover Senegal's rich artistic heritage, explore Sufi mysticism, and learn more about 'teranga,' Senegal's culture of giving.
Spend a week with a family in an individual rural village homestay with very rugged amenities, another week in a semi-urban homestay, and stay in additional group homestays almost everywhere we go in Senegal.
Independent Study Project (ISP)
Choose from a wide range of possible topics for mentored study during time in homestays such as drumming, dance, storytelling, gender issues, visual arts, health, politics, animism and more.
Study Wolof, French, and Pulaar through frequent language classes and immersion with homestay families, trekking guides, and Senegalese friends.
Learn about how our Senegalese hosts serve the environment through reforestation efforts in mangrove swamps and chimpanzee habitats. Give back to communities by dispelling stereotypes and assisting your home-stay families with farm chores.
Travel overland throughout through Senegal on public transport, trek on foot through the hills of Kedougou, and stay in communities with little running water or electricity.
Take on a moderately challenging multi-day trek from village to village and discover beautiful waterfalls in the verdant hills of the Kedougou region.