Program Overview

The Language & Culture program offers you the opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country and to immerse yourself in two of Senegal's official languages: French and Wolof. Through a broad range of coursework in English and/or French, you will be able to engage in topics concerning Africa in general, and Senegal specifically. By doing so, you will gain a greater understanding of the issues and challenges facing Senegal today and learn first-hand about this multi-lingual society.
You will take five courses each semester: three required and two elective courses. The three required courses constitute the CIEE core curriculum: Contemporary Senegalese Society and Culture (in French or English), French language and Wolof language. You will then choose two elective courses.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Language and Culture in 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
Fall Semester20194/1/2019Mid-AugustMid-December
Academic Year2019-204/1/2019Mid-AugustMid-May
Spring Semester201910/1/2018Mid-JanuaryMid-May
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Mid-JanuaryMid-May

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