The Francophone Seminar in Dakar, Senegal, is offered every two to three years and takes place during Spring Term.


The minimum requirement for participation is French 202 or equivalent (two years of college French). Students who have not yet completed French 202 at the time of application should still apply but they will need to complete 202 before participating in the program. Students who meet all requirements but French 202 at the time of acceptance will be accepted conditionally until they successfully complete French 202.

Costs of Program

The table below includes information on the fixed/billed costs for the program. The program fee includes:

  • Round trip airfare on an arranged group flight
  • Room and board in a home stay
  • Transportation from the airport to the home of the host family
  • All cultural excursions and hotel accommodations

Participants are responsible for:

  • Passport fee
  • Immunizations
  • Personal expenses (books, gifts, etc.)

Spring 2025 Cost Estimate

Cost Fee
Tuition (Estimate based on 2024-2025 amount) $18,890
Program Fee $4,400
International Insurance (estimate) $153.75

Program Contact Information

Professor Sarah Gamalinda (Program Director in 2025)
Department of French and Francophone Studies
Main Hall 322, Telephone: 920-832-6869

Professor Dominica Chang (Program Director in 2015, 2019, 2022)
Department of French and Francophone Studies
Main Hall 313, Telephone: 920-832-7044