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Spring Break and Transportation

One wonderful thing about this program is the spring break. After our week of spring break, we had the Monday after Easter and Wednesday (Independence Day) off from school. Some classes were cancelled on Tuesday and Thursday. So, roughly we had a week and a half to two weeks of vacation depending on the schedule. … Continue reading »

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Rural Visit

While most of our time is spent in the Senegal’s capital, Dakar, CIEE provides an opportunity to experience what life is like outside of the city. According to the World Bank, around 23% of the population lives in Dakar. In order to have a fuller understanding of the country as a whole, it is important … Continue reading »

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School Days

After a month here in Senegal, I am starting to get settled into a routine. During the week I take five classes which is required of CIEE’s Language and Culture Program in Dakar. The classes are an hour and fifteen minutes each and are held twice a week. My classes are Wolof (the local language), … Continue reading »

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Grace Period

Greetings from Dakar! It is hard to believe that I have already been here for one week. Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is home to approximately 3 million people. The past week has been an opportunity for my classmates and myself to get oriented to this new culture and this bustling city. There have been … Continue reading »

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