Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dakar, Senegal
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
- Dates / Deadlines
Community Development: Decolonization & Resilience in Senegal is an Intensive Course Abroad that introduces students to the issues and ethics of development, service, and civic engagement both domestically and abroad, with emphasis on the impacts of colonization/decolonization on self-governance. Through a holistic lens, students will learn the impacts (both successes and failures) that development efforts can have on the communities they aim to serve. We will explore case studies from both Senegal and West Philadelphia, to learn about the importance of a community-driven approach as a model for sustainable development. Students will complete both online and synchronous class sessions, culminating in an experiential learning trip to Dakar, Senegal where students will interview and meet with Senegalese leaders of non-profit and community focused organizations to learn through real life examples about the methods, challenges, and impact of a community- based approach to development in local and international communities.
This program is perfect for students from all majors with an interest in development, social enterprise, environmental justice, health policy, non-profits, sociology, political science, and francophone / diaspora studies. This program is sponsored by the Pennoni Honors College (PHC) and open to students participating in any PHC program (Custom Design Majors, STAR scholars, Honors program).
Participants in this program will:
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for HNRS T380 Decolonization & Resilience, 3 credits as part of their spring term course load. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their credit load when registering or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.
Course Structure & Requirements
Winter Term Class Meetings 5:00 pm - 7:00pm (day of week TBD)
Students who are not in the Philadelphia must attend class via Zoom.
Senegal Dates (7 full days on site )
Start: March 24, 2023 (early morning arrival in Dakar)
End: March 30, 2023 (late night departure from Dakar)
Due November 15th: $500 Advanced Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due January 15th: $1,530 Final Payment
All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
*This program fee has been generously subsidized by the Pennoni Honors College to reduce student expenses.
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|NOTE: This program is Freshman Friendly so first year students are eligible to apply. The recommended flight has late night return from Dakar with JFK arrival the morning of March 31st.|