[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: 5 openings left on the summer program in Senegal, West Africa (deadline to apply: end February)

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sat Jan 27 21:11:36 EST 2018

Emilye Crosby
Professor of History and Coordinator of Black Studies
SUNY Geneseo

Begin forwarded message:

> Greetings,
> The Geneseo summer study abroad program in Senegal (West Africa) has five (5) more openings for students to apply. Senegal is a safe and stable developing country, one of the more successful post-colonial democratic transitions in Africa, with welcoming, vibrant and unique cultural communities.
> Our program, one of the most affordable at Geneseo, is a four-week faculty-led homestay experience (host families) in the port city of Dakar in Senegal. It will run this year from May 25 to June 22, 2018. It provides three (3) meals a day, a farewell group dinner, a personal cellphone, three weekend excursions with overnight stays in a hotel to places such as the town of Toubacouta with its beautiful islands (shell island, birds island, mangroves, Sipo and more), the village of Toubab-Dialaw with its beautiful beach, the pink Lake, the famous Goree Island (UNESCO World Heritage site), and the grand safari at the Bandia Wildlife Reserve. Local visits on weekdays' afternoons and some evenings take the group to museums, artisanal exhibits, cultural centers (traditional ballets, plays, and music festivals), popular markets, several beaches, and more. You will also get the option to enjoy a drumming lesson, a batik painting session, and a Senegalese dance workshop.
> During this study abroad, as part of the morning class on 'Modernity and Western Africa', you are giving the opportunity to complete a first-hand research project on the ground in the field of your interest: language, education, business, medical/health, psychology, bilingualism, history, literature, black studies, music, fashion, arts, politics, religion, etc? Also, as optional opportunity, if you choose to present your research from Senegal here in the United States in the  academic year following the summer, the program director provides that opportunity under his mentorship; many past participants were able to do so at the biggest national conference on undergraduate research in the US ( it is held every year on a rotational campus). Conference funds are available from Geneseo in forms of travel grant.
> For more information or to start your application please visit the following page: https://suny-geneseo-horizons.symplicity.com/?s=programs&mode=form&id=3194cae2cbe68168a69b5b4cf78a0a6e
> If you are interested to apply but you have very limited or no prior french language class, please contact me for approval. Also contact me with any question you may have about this transformational summer program in Senegal.
> Cheers,
> Dr. Kodjo Adabra
> Associate Professor of Francophone Studies
> Campus Director of Summer Program in Senegal
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