Where There Be Dragons: West Africa Semester

    Where There Be Dragons: West Africa Semester


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Senegal
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    From agricultural villages to mangrove islands, explore contemporary issues of West Africa while delving into artistic and musical traditions in a culture renowned for its generosity and hospitality. Suggested for ages 17-22, with college credit available.


    • Trek village-to-village in the rolling hills of the scenic Fouta Djallon in Senegal’s southeast
    • Experience Senegalese teranga (hospitality) in two homestays
    • Challenge notions of Islam while learning about Senegal’s history of religious tolerance and Sufi brotherhoods
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