Quick Program Facts

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Host Institution: The West African Research Center (WARC)

Duration: One Semester

Fall 2020 Program Dates: August 10- November 20, 2020 (Tentative)

Overseas Program 

The overseas program administered by American Councils is open to Boren Scholars and Fellows. Applicants must plan to first participate in the summer African Flagship Languages Initiative program at The University of Florida,  which has a French language pre-requisite of ILR 1+ level  or above in French. The proficiency goal for all French Boren Scholars and Fellows will be to minimally reach ILR 2+ level  proficiency following completion of the fall semester in Senegal. The program aims to enable participants to achieve strong linguistic skills in French while gaining broad regional and cultural experience in West Africa. The regional experience will be enhanced through home stays, peer tutoring, content courses focusing on culture, history, politics, etc., excursions, short term internships or service learning opportunities. Participants will also be required to learn Wolof.

Funding Opportunities

To Learn about Boren Scholarships and Fellowships and how to apply, please click here.

Boren Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowships: Wednesday, January, 2020 at  5 PM EST

Boren Scholarships: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at  5 PM EST