This semester I am studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal. I am enrolled in the CIEE Development Studies program which includes all classes taught in French, multiple site visits, an internship, and a two-week rural stay.
I am living with a host family and am doing my best to completely immerse in the culture here, which is this amazing mix of traditional African, European, and Arab influences. Complete immersion also means that I *try to* speak French 100% of the time unless I am talking to someone from home who ne parle pas francais….
My goals during my stay here are as follows:
1) Improve my French to the greatest extent possible.
2) Learn about development from the perspective of someone in a developing country.
3) Make amazing friends and make memories that will last for a lifetime.
Stay tuned if you want to hear some crazy stories and share some laughs.