Senegal | Kent State University

Learn Senegal's culture, history, and literature when you travel to West Africa's gateway.

Centered on the theme of Precolonial, colonial, and contemporary experiences of Senegal, students will read several texts on the historical forces that have shaped the country. Students will visit important historical sites such as the Gorée Island, the Holy City of Touba, various locations in the capital city of Dakar, and interesting sites in the former French colonial city of Saint-Louis, all in Senegal. Along with meeting and socializing with families and listening to presentations about Senegal, students will have direct and rich experiences that will enhance their knowledge of African culture, history, and literature. A large part of the program will take place in Saint-Louis where Kent State University has cooperation with Université Gaston Berger.

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Senegal: Land of Hospitality

3 Credit Hours; ENG 39995

Program Dates: May 22 - June 7, 2018
Professor: Babacar Mbaye

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Tuition ( 3 Credit Hours)

In-State $1,368.00
Out-of State $2,454.00


Estimated Total Cost

In-State $6,882.20
Out-of-State $7,968.20


Program Fee Includes: Airfare, Accommodations, In-Country Transportation, Museum Entrance and Activity Fees, and some Meals
*Estimated Personal Cost (Not Included): Passport ($135), Vaccines (~$400), In-Country Medication (~$300), Books, Supplies, and Souvenir Shopping, etc.
**Final program fee subject to change; Updated August 1, 2017.


Application deadline: January 26, 2018
Acceptance by: February 9, 2018
Non-Refundable Deposit: February 16, 2018 | $250.00
First payment due: March 9, 2018 | $2602.10
Second payment due: April 13, 2018 | $2602.10

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Contact Information

Babacar Mbaye |
Associate Professor, Department of English

Alyssa Mazey, M.Ed. l
Assistant Director of International Programs and Education Abroad