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    Where There Be Dragons: Senegal


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Senegal
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Social Justice, Hiking, Anthropology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Hospitality and Tourism
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    The 12 high school students who participate in this Where There Be Dragons journey to Senegal in Africa will discover true generosity, live with a Senegalese family, learn a new craft, drum and dance, and find themselves immersed in a new worldview.

    We delve into pressing modern social issues while immersing ourselves in deep culture.

    Spend a week with a family in an individual rural village homestay with very rugged amenities, another week in a semi-urban homestay. Possible stays in additional group homestays in other parts of Senegal. Study Wolof, French, and Pulaar through language classes and immersion with homestay families, trekking guides, and Senegalese friends.

    Learn about Senagalese culture, social and environmental justice issues, engage in rugged travel and explore the beauty of the region. 

    Reviews (1)

    • Trip of a lifetime-- immersive and unfiltered
      stars stars stars stars stars
      Reviewed on Dec/16/2021 by jeniwag

      The Where There Be Dragons summer program in Senegal was the opportunity of a lifetime to really experience another culture with no filters. Students were really allowed to interact and BE in the culture, rather than just looking at it or learning about it from afar. I'll never forget sitting on a mat under the stars with my homestay family, learning simple words in Pulaar, eating grilled corn, looking at a sky full of thousands of stars, and the last evening with them when we danced late into the night under the full moon.