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The CIEE Study Center is located in the Amitie III neighborhood near restaurants, shops, cultural centers, and the largest public university in Senegal. CIEE students study exclusively with other CIEE participants in a building that shares facilities including a library, computer lab, cafe and student lounge with L'Insitut Suprieur de Droit de Dakar. ISDD, a branch of the Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia in France, offers degrees in Political Science and Law and has a mostly Senegalese student body.


Area(s) of Study

  • African And African Diaspora S
  • Developmental Studies
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Urban Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • French
  • Liberal Arts
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • Health Education

Sponsored by CIEE - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

The CIEE Study Center in Dakar offers students the opportunity to live study in a French-speaking West African country and to immerse themselves in two of Senegal's official languages: French and Wolof. Through a broad coursework in English and/or French, students are also able to engage in areas concerning Africa.


All courses are taught by Senegalese faculty, many of whom hold faculty appointments at Universite Cheikh Anta Diop.

Language(s) of Instruction

English, French, and Wolof


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


Housing and meals are included in the program fee. All students live in a Senegalese home in a furnished room. Living with a Senegalese family allows students to have daily contact with French and/or Wolof languages and inquire about family and social life in Senegal, which are crucial aspects of culture.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

For up to date comprehensive fee breakdowns and estimated additional cost, visit the CIEE website.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 18, 2020 to May 15, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Fall
  • August 17, 2019 to December 14, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions
Photo Gallery

Next Step

1) Attend "Explore Africa" info-session. See website calendar for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Program information above is subject to change