Based in the picturesque town of St. Louis in northern Senegal, this placement offers the chance to experience a taste of Senegalese culture and contribute to the local community. This is a great project for students interested in childcare and anyone wanting to experience a cultural immersion.
Senegal, in West Africa, is a fairly poor and undeveloped country that benefits greatly from the efforts of Projects Abroad volunteers. In the rural areas and in some towns, many people struggle to meet their everyday needs, and volunteers have a crucial role to play in improving their quality of life. Our international volunteer projects or internships in Senegal are available for anyone interested in volunteering in French-speaking Africa, whether you are on a gap year, a summer vacation, or a career break.
Senegal encompasses many of Africa’s contrasts and contradictions within its borders. From arid desert land in the north to tropical jungle in the far south, cool breezes along the coast to furnace-like heat in the interior, thriving, modern commercial centers to isolated mud-hut settlements, Senegal is a window onto the wider African continent.
The country is a former French colony and much of the French influence still exists today. It is an ideal location for volunteering if you wish to begin learning, improve your French language skills, or already count yourself as a fluent French-speaker. You will certainly find it hard to return without having taken on some of the Senegalese accent.