Itinerary

SUMMER C 2014 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM ITINERARY

SENEGAL AND THE GAMBIA : Traditions, Globalization, and Tourism in West Africa (May 20 — July 1, 2014)

At some occasions in this itinerary, we have indicated afternoon activities (In Senegal and The Gambia, classes will most of the time take place in the mornings from Mondays through Thursdays, at few exceptions). Some additional activities might be added in afternoons when no specific activity has been entered. According to conditions on the ground, some activities might be switched from one afternoon to another.

Miami, South Florida- May 19- May 23

Mon May 19

  • 09:30am – 11:45am - WOL 1170
  • 02:00pm – 04:00pm - ANT 4473/ANG 6472

Tues May 20

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Wed May 21

  • 09:30am – 11:45am - ANT 4473/ANG 6472
  • 01:30pm – 04:15pm – AFA 6905

Thurs May 22

  • 09:00am – 11:45am - WOL 1170
  • 01:30pm – 04:15pm - ANT 4473/ANG 6472

Fri May 23

Departure to Brussels, Belgium -Arrival in Brussels on Saturday, May 24

Sat May 24

  • Departure to Dakar, Senegal
  • Arrival in Dakar on Saturday, May 24

Dakar, Saint-Louis and Sally (Mbour), Senegal May 24-June 2

Sun May 25

All day: Visit of Ngor Island (Dakar)

Mon May 26

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170
  • Afternoon: Visit of Dakar

Tues May 27

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473/ANG 6472
  • Afternoon: Visit of market in Dakar

Wed May 28

  • Visit of Gorée Island (all day)

Thurs May 30

  • Departure to Saint Louis
  • Afternoon visit of Saint Louis and its museum

Fri May 30

  • All day visit of Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, not too far from Saint Louis
  • Evening: discussion of required readings for ANT 4473/ ANG 6472

Sat May 31

  • Trip from Saint Louis to Sally (Mbour)
  • In Sally, 2:00pm – 4:45pm – WOL 1170

Sun June 1

  • Day in Sally and Surrounding Area

Banjul (Kololi), The Gambia, June 2 — 8

Mon June 2

  • Trip to Banjul, The Gambia
  • Afternoon of relaxation in Banjul

Tues June 3

  • 02:00 – 4:45pm – WOL 1170

Wed June 4

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Thurs June 5

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Fri June 6

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472
  • Visit of Banjul’s mosque

Sat June 7

  • Local excursion

Banks of River Gambia, June 7-11

Sun June 8

  • Day or relaxation in Kololi Beach

Mon June 9

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Tues June 10

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Wed June 11

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Thurs June 12

  • 09:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Fri June 13

  • Day in Juffureh and visit of Kunta Kinte island

Sat June 14

  • Local excursion

Sun June 15

  • Day of relaxation at Kololi Beach

Mon June 16

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Tues June 17

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Wed June 18

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Thurs June 19

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Friday June 20

  • *Free day (Fieldwork at Kololi Beach)

Sat June 21

  • Day at Makasutu Forest

Sun June 22

  • Morning attendance of Catholic Church (the cathedral) in Banjul
  • All afternoon in Kololi Beach and surrounding area

Mon June 23

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Tues June 24

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Wed June 25

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – WOL 1170

Thurs June 26

  • 9:00am – 11:45am – ANT 4473 / ANG 6472

Fri June 27

  • All day: Cultural Activities

Sat June 28

  • All day: Cultural Activities

Sun June 29

  • All day: Cultural Activities

Mon June 30

  • Last day in The Gambia
  • Evening: Return to Miami From Banjul (via Brussels)
  • Arrival in Miami on July 1 (afternoon/early evening)

Additional Information

ACTIVITIES IN SITANUNKU

- BOAT RIDE TO JUFFUREH AND KUNTA KINTE ISLAND

- BUS TRIP TO WASSU STONE CIRCLES AND JANJANGBUREH (GEORGETOWN)

- VISIT TO HUNTING CAMP

- DONKEY RIDE TO VISIT VILLAGE GARDENS AND VILLAGERS

- KAYAKING TO DOGG ISLAND (FOR TREASURE HUNT)

- FISHING AND KAYAK COMPETITION (IF STUDENTS ARE INTERESTED)

- CAMP FIRE

- SOME DAYS DINNER WILL BE SERVED ON THE PIER (MOON LIGHT)

- FINAL DAY WILL BE CULTURAL NIGHT WITH PERFORMANCES FROM THE VILLAGES

JANJANGBUREH (GEORGETOWN)

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Janjanbureh or Jangjangbureh is a town, founded in 1832, on Janjanbureh Island in the Gambia River in eastern Gambia. It was formerly known as Georgetown and was the second largest in the country. It is now the capital of the Central River Division and is best known as home to Gambia's main prison. The Wassu stone circles lie 22 km northwest of Lamin Koto, on the north bank across from Janjanbureh.

It is also noted for being the site of the first church in Gambia and the first high school, according to one expatriate who was born the there. The island is known locally as McCarthy Island, and is located in what used to be called McCarthy Island Division. The island is accessed by bridge from the south bank, and small boat ferries or government ferry on the north bank. In 1995, both the city of Georgetown and MacCarthy Island were renamed Janjanbureh respectively.

Janjanbureh is also the name of the district in which the town of Janjanbureh is located. Places to visit in Georgetown: Slave Market, Underground Slave House, Liberation Triangle, Freedom Tree, First Church in West Gambia, First High School in the Gambia, Wooden House built by Aku’s, and Colonial Christian Cemetery.