Several pictures in a collage for Senegal. Tree in desert, students making food, student painting, and historical and cultural buildings

Explore the vibrant Afro-Francophone culture of West Central Africa while immersing yourself in French language and even learning a bit of Wolof.


Run by Lawrence, this term-length program runs every other year during Spring Term and is open to students who have taken through French 202 or the equivalent. Although a French-speaking program, the Dakar, Senegal Program is open to students in all majors. 

Applications open January 2023

The next scheduled program to Dakar, Senegal is planned for Spring Term 2024. You will be able to submit your application in Winter Term 2023.

Lawrence students meet with instructors daily in the Baobab Center, Dakar.

Academics & Courses


Take classes in French; Wolof; Senegalese culture, literature, and history; and Senegalese music and dance - all while studying at the Baobab Center in Dakar, Senegal!

 

LU students, and Prof Dominica Chang at Lac Rose along coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Life in Senegal


While in Dakar, you will experience Senegalese culture and life through the eyes of your host family, with whom you'll live, as well as cultural excursions, encompassing travel in and around Dakar and Senegal.