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  • Locations: Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Senegal and New Orleans
Senegal and New Orleans:
Atlantic Connections
In Dakar & St. Louis, Senegal
Dates – June 21 - July 4, 2022

St. Louis, Senegal
This two-week cultural immersion program to explore the shared histories and cultural traditions of New Orleans and Dakar/St Louis.

3 credits in "Intercultural Learning During Study Abroad" INTU 3010, INTU 3020, INTU 3030 (Receive Africana Studies Course Equivalency)

  • City tour of Dakar, including visits to traditional markets and a guided tour of Musée Léopold Sédar
  • Overnight excursion to St. Louis, including visits to historic sites of Senegal and the transatlantic slave trade, boat tour down the Senegal River, and afternoon on a sandy beach of Langue de Barbarie, tour of Gaston Berger University and a dancing/drumming workshop
  • An overnight in the Lampoul desert, including camel riding and sleeping under the starts in Moorish tents- and much, much more!
New Orleans and Senegal are closely linked by culture and history dating from the 18th-century Atlantic World to the present. 

The Republic of Senegal, which achieved independence in 1960 after more than a century of French colonial rule, is arguably one of the most democratic countries in West Africa. Senegal has a population of nearly 13.5 million, with 2.5 million living in Dakar, the political and economic capital, and one of West Africa’s most vibrant cities. A major port and administrative center, Dakar is home to the National Assembly, president’s palace, and bustling Sandaga Market. Around Dakar, you’ll find majestic cliff walks, beaches and major historic attractions like the Dakar Grand Mosque and Dakar Cathedral. Although French is the country’s official language and Wolof the predominant language, other languages are spoken by the country’s multi-ethnic population. Ninety-four percent of Senegalese are Muslim.
Program cost:  $4,500 (airfare not included)
Open to All Majors: Yes

Scholarships Available: Yes*
This program has fully funded scholarships (including airfare) available for a limited number of students.

The program cost includes:
  • Pre-departure online orientation and on-site orientation
  • Airport transfer upon arrival and departure
  • Homestay accommodation in Dakar with breakfast and dinner included. Hotel accommodation in Saint-Louis with breakfast included.
  • iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance plus Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation
  • 24/7 emergency support
NOTE ON COVID-19: In consideration of the uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, students will not be asked to pay a program deposit until committing to the program in late March or early April. Even then, OSA reserves the right to cancel the program at any time that travel poses a significant risk to students. If OSA cancels the program for any reason, students will receive a full refund of any money already paid.

Program changes/alterations may occur due to COVID-19. Contact with COVID-related questions or concerns. 

Students are advised NOT to make travel plans before receiving final confirmation.
Tulane Program Directors:
Annie Gibson, Administrative Associate Professor, Director of Study Abroad
Carolyn Barber-Pierre, Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs

For more info, please contact:
Annie Gibson, PhD
Center for Global Education
Tulane University


This program is currently not accepting applications.