New places. New perspectives.

Located at the the westernmost point of the African continent, Senegal is all about teranga, meaning “hospitality.” Get ready to be greeted by everyone and constantly invited to lunch! It boasts not just beautiful blue coastlines but also a bright pink lake. 

During our time in Senegal, we ran programs in several regions including le Grand Côte, le Petit Côte, and Kedougou


Making a meaningful impact 

Senegal Fellows worked alongside members of their community on projects that made a responsible impact. They learned from real world experience in a variety of different apprenticeship sectors like:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health
  • Media


No matter where Fellows lived in Senegal, they could expect a warm welcome of teranga. Family is very important in Senegal with remote relatives living together and visiting often. Senegal is a predominantly Muslim nation, with other religions accepted and celebrated. Fellows got to celebrate the numerous religious holidays and festivals – often for days at a time! In addition to French, many Fellows also learned Wolof, Pulaar, or Sérère from their host family.

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