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SIT: Senegal, National Identity and the Arts
Dakar, Senegal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English, French
Core Program Attributes::
Center-based Program, Project-based Program, Research
Minimum GPA::
3
Housing Options::
Homestay
Approved by::
AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to::
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:

Discover the enormous contribution to African arts and cultures made by Senegal, a country that has inspired centuries of poetry, music, literature, dance, and visual arts.

senegalThe program examines the complex social, economic, and political issues Senegal faces and takes a critical approach to Senegalese artistic and cultural forms — from traditional aesthetic expressions to modern notions of cosmopolitanism/afropolitanism and urban identities realized in new artistic formats such as hip-hop, street art, and graffiti. Students not only learn a variety of West African art forms and what they represent but also learn to create and perform them.

Major topics of study include:

  • Traditional West African music, rhythms, and storytelling
  • Challenges posed to women’s rights
  • The role of Islam in Senegalese life
  • Contemporary development
  • Education


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.