Dakar: Media and Political Science
CIEE Custom Program
Students coordinate on a music video with local hip-hop artists and learn the ways in which the media industry and popular media have influenced political change.
EXPLORE ONE OF WEST AFRICA’S MOST VIBRANT CITIES
A major port and administrative center, Dakar is home to 3 million people and the National Assembly, president’s palace, Sandaga Market, majestic cliff walks, beaches, and major historic attractions like the Dakar Grand Mosque and Dakar Cathedral.
DISCOVER THE LINK BETWEEN POP CULTURE AND POLITICS
Television personalities, radio station hosts, filmmakers, artists, and rappers all offer in-person perspective of Senegalese history, society, and media. Students use these lectures and conversations to build their own narrative of life in Senegal.
TRACE THE LINE FROM SLAVE TRADE TO DEMOCRACY
Through guided tours of Dakar, Toubab Dialao, costal islands, and more, students gain a unique historical perspective of Senegal’s story. Working within the community and the Y’en A Marre movement gives tangible evidence of grassroots change.
This is an example program. All CIEE Faculty-Led & Custom Programs can be customized to meet your academic goals and financial requirements.
Serigne Ndiaye, Ph.D., has been resident director of the CIEE Dakar since 2002. Born and raised in Senegal, Serigne completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in English and American literature and civilization at Université Cheikh Anta Diop, and earned his doctorate in comparative literature at Emory University. His primary research and teaching areas include Francophone African and Caribbean literature and culture and post-colonial theory. Serigne has taught at Emory University and the State University of New York-Albany and speaks four languages: English, French, Serer, and Wolof.