Program Details

Senegal & The Gambia: Traditions, Globalization, and Tourism in West Africa 2014

SEMESTER

Semester- Summer C 2014

COURSES

Undergraduate:

  • WOL 1170 Introduction to Wolof Language and Culture
  • ANT 4473 Anthropology of Globalization (GL)

Graduate

  • ANG 6472 Anthropology of Globalization
  • AFA 6905 Independent Study / Directed Readings in African & African Diaspora Studies

CREDITS

6 CREDITS

DATES

Miami, South Florida- May 19 - May 23

(Fri May 23 Departure from Miami to Brussels, Belgium)

(Saturday May 24 Departure from Brussels to Dakar, Senegal)

Dakar, Saint-Louis and Sally (Mbour), Senegal, May 24 – June 3

Banjul (Kololi), The Gambia, June 3 — 8

Sitanunku, the River Gambia, June 8 — 16

Banjul, The Gambia – June 16 – July 1

Return to Miami on July 1

HOUSING

In Dakar, Senegal, students will be housed in a rented residential house (Villa Baobab). In Saint Louis and in Sally, Senegal, students will be housed in a hotel. In Banjul, The Gambia, students will be staying in duplex apartments. In all locations, they will be provided with three meals per day. Students will have laundry facilities in Dakar and Banjul, and should have WiFi access in all locations of residence.

COST

The cost of the 2014 program is $6,498.37 per person, which is a true bargain. The cost includes airfare, accommodations, three meals per day, laundry facilities, guided tours and activities, and local transportation while abroad. The program cost does not include FIU instructional fee*, and study abroad non-refundable fee ($175), which includes mandatory health insurance.

*For graduate students, please note that TA/GA tuition waivers do not cover study abroad instructional fees.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The application deadline is January 30th, 2014. A $300 deposit will be required upon submission of the application. As space is limited, please contact the AADS Program to be placed on the reserve list.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payments must be made as follows:

  • January 30th, 2014 — $300 deposit upon submission of application
  • February 10th, 2014—$2,100 first payment
  • March 30th, 2014— $4,098 second payment

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Students enrolled in this study abroad program are eligible for a Gillman Scholarship.

OTHER STUDY ABROAD FINANCING OPTIONS

CONTACT

African & African Diaspora Studies
School of International and Public Affairs
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, LC 304
Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305-348-6860
Fax: 305-348-3270
E-mail: africana@fiu.edu

Email:

Jean Rahier, Professor of Anthropology, Director of AADS and Study Abroad Program in Senegal and The Gambia
jrahier@fiu.edu

Reyni Valerio
Program Assistant
valerior@fiu.edu

E-mail: Office of Education Abroad
educationabroad@fiu.edu

Website:

africana.fiu.edu
educationabroad.fiu.edu