The Dakar Institute of African Studies is an accredited center of learning and research in Senegal that provides summer study abroad programs for students in the U.S. and around the world. The summer program is led by U.S. based professors with teaching and research experience on both continents. We offer an academic program and an internship program in English and in French with accompanying language courses.
We believe it is crucial for students to understand African cultural heritage and to place it in conversation with other worldviews. To accomplish this goal, the program aims to encourage a deeper understanding of African realities by creating a bridge between Senegalese and American students through education, peer to peer exchange, and cultural excursions. This full immersion will provide study abroad students with a deeper understanding of Senegalese tradition, as well as introduce a worldview based on the African cultural heritage.