Senegal Study Abroad Program

UMKC Faculty-Led January-Term Program
Gender, Health, and Development in Senegal

Make your plans now to join the UMKC Women’s & Gender Studies and Black Studies Programs, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Departments of History and Foreign Languages & Literature, the UMKC Women’s Center, the UMKC Honors College, and the Kansas City-based Wash Project on an exciting new program to Senegal, West Africa! Topics to be studied include women’s economic empowerment, health education initiatives, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. No language requirement.

Program Dates: January 2-17, 2016

Two Saturday class sessions and a post-travel debriefing (dates to be determined).

Application Due: October 15th, 2015

UMKC Faculty Leaders:

Dr. Brenda Bethman |

Janis Ellis-Claypool |

Gender, Health, and Development in Senegal Credits: 3
WGS 408  |  FRN-LNG 408  |  HIST 408  |  HLSC 408  |  BLKS 405

Earn 3 UMKC credits (undergraduate or graduate) through this intensive course led by UMKC faculty (2.75 or better GPA required).

Program Description: This program/course examines women’s economic empowerment, health education initiatives, and social entrepreneurship in West Africa and Senegal in particular. In the main city of Dakar we will visit indigenous and global nonprofits to study their policies and processes. The culture, both urban and rural, will be experienced in order to provide a unique perspective on the Senegalese and their culture.

The program will be split between Dakar and the area around Toubacouta in the Fatick Region. Toubacouta is located in a mangrove delta and known for abundant fish, birds, and wildlife. This program allows you to live, volunteer, and experience two distinct parts of Senegal.

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