Language for Business and Technology: Senegal

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Study for five weeks in Dakar, Senegal. Dakar is a very safe, modern city with malls, beaches, markets, and a vibrant cultural scene.  Senegal is a democratic country and has a tolerant, open society, with many Western expatriates. It is one of the major tourist destinations in Africa (about a million visitors a year). The program includes a homestay with Senegalese families as well as several cultural excursions. There are intermediate and advanced program options and students have the opportunity to earn up to 6 credits.  


Dakar, Senegal



Host Institution

West African Research Center (WARC)


Homestay with Senegalese families


  • Required: 6 credits  
    • FREN 3420 Introduction to Africa (in English)
    • FREN 3692 French Business and Technology I (in French)
    • FREN 3551 French for the Professions I (in French)


  • FREN 2002 with an "A" or adequate score (400+) on ML placement test for French, or consent of instructor


  • The Program Charge is $4500.  Fee includes: books and supplies, housing cost, meals, local transportation, field trips, and study abroad insurance.
    • First payment of $1500 is due on Feb. 28, 202X
    • The remaining balance ($2750) is due on Mar. 31, 202X
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, tuition, international airline tickets, Covid test.

Cancellation Policy

Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be subjected to the following fee schedule:

  • Students canceling AFTER Jan. 31, 202X will lose their $250.00 application fee.
  • Students canceling AFTER Feb. 28, 202X must pay 50% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling AFTER March 31, 202X must pay 100% of the program fee

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

MF 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm and by appointment

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Program Contact

Samba Sy  
Swann 232

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