Study Tours in Senegal and West Africa

Over the years, the West African Research Center (WARC) has developed strong experience and expertise in the area of study abroad and study tours for students and scholars seeking to consolidate their knowledge and develop hand-on experience of west african local realities. Undergraduate and graduate students are potentially future scholars and academics and therefore it stands to reason that WARC, the institution promoting research in West Africa, puts in place the conditions to help them further pursue and perfect their academic professionalism on african issues, more particularly, on current developments on the continent.

In this respect, it should be noted that the Director of the West African Research Center (WARC) has been involved with study abroad programs implemented by US Universities in Senegal and West Africa for the last 25 years. Some staff members also started work at WARC as study abroad programs assistants and are quite familiar with the intricate and sometime complex management of study tours.

Indeed, the West African Research Center (WARC) has all the pre-requisites and requirements to be the one partner capable of successfully working with overseas higher learning institutions for the successful implementation of a study tour program:

    • seasoned, experienced and committed staff
    • a varied portfolio of resource institutions and resource persons for field visits, lectures and events
    • Highly qualified and experienced instructors in various subjects including local language learning
    • state-of-the art equipments and congenial work spaces and classroom in the
      Center’s premises
    • WI-FI and other technical amenities such as videoconferencing equipment etc……
    • a solid experience of the various regions of Senegal for field trips and other in- country activities
    • a network of contact and resource persons and institutions all over Senegal and in other west african countries
    • fine catering services
    • a network of host families and reasonably priced hotels in Dakar and the other regions of Senegal
    • excellent partnerships and collaborative working relations with senegalese and west african universities and other higher education institutions
  • good professional relations with local government institutions and diplomatic representations to ensure the safety and security of study abroad programs foreign participants

It should also be noted that the staffs long-standing experience in study tours and study abroad programs has helped them develop strong expertise in study abroad program designing and budgeting and they have always been valuable supports to overseas programs managers. Study tours in a country like Senegal are a golden opportunity to break the wall of monolingualism and embrace the rich cultural world which proficiency and fluency in other languages stand to offer. In this respect WARC has a whole array of competent, skilled and experienced instructors in the various senegalese national languages, in WOLOF in particular, but also in Pulaar, Mandinka, Serer etc…

Classes are also frequently offered in the official language of the country, French. Furthermore, the Center also offers the possibility for initiation in other west african and african languages.

So, come to WARC and be the speaker of several tongues!

Our portfolio of partners include some of the finest universities, colleges and professional learning institutions in the United States and other parts of the world.

Join the WARC team for a life-changing and transformational experience as you
come to experience diversity, multi-culturalism, cross-culturalism as well as the
legendary Teranga of West African peoples.

For contact and further information, please get in touch with
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center,
Tel: 011 (221) 33 865 22 77 / 011 (221) 77 065 26 40