Program Overview

The Development Studies program offers you the chance to learn firsthand about the development challenges facing Senegal through both coursework and participation in urban and rural community engagement projects. The program includes a practicum. As part of the practicum, you will spend approximately two weeks living in various parts of rural and semi-urban Senegal with Peace Corps and other NGO volunteers.

All students enroll in the Advanced French-Development Studies course. You will also be required to take the Wolof language course and the Development Studies Practicum. In addition to the required courses, you choose three elective courses, one of which may be the CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Dakar. With the exception of the Wolof language course, all courses are taught in French.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE Development Studies in Dakar, Senegal

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester201910/1/2018Mid-JanuaryMid-May
Fall Semester20194/1/2019Mid-AugustMid-December
Academic Year2019-204/1/2019Mid-AugustMid-May
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Mid-JanuaryMid-May

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