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Senegal: National Identity & the Arts

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Dakar, Senegal


Through SIT courses and an independent study project, students examine Senegal's important contribution to African arts and culture through a focus on the visual and performing arts. Students can participate in drumming, dance, and theatre classes, as well as study Senegalese religion, history, life, and art.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: French, Wolof

Language Requirements: 

1.5 years (the equivalent of 3 semesters) of college-level French, completing at least FR 121-2 OR FR 125-2.


Home stays and hotels/hostels

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $23,465

Billed by Northwestern: $20,250

  • Tuition: $14,420
  • Room & board: $3,330
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $3,215

  • Airfare: $1,820
  • Books & supplies: $150
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • HTH: $145