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09/21/2015

FALL 2015, ISSUE 1

  Teranga Newsletter blog, CIEE Dakar, Senegal

FALL 2015

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 

 

The best way to learn about a culture is by immersion into that culture. CIEE Dakar offers theopportunity to students to do that by providing many possibilities for exploring the country and its culture.  For example:  

Fall 2015: Experiential Learning

Learning about eating habits in Sengal through their cultural pals before trying them at their homestays;

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Having their first taste of the Senegalese national dish of Wolof rice and fish called Ceebu jën;

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Enjoying the mango season during Orientation and Culture in context day;

Fall 2015: Experiential learning Fall 2015: Experential learningBecoming familiar with their respective host families areas by doing a neighborhood sortie with their cultural guides;

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Fully integrating into the culture by spending time with host families.  Students are given this opportunity by being assigned to host families which they are part of for the entire semester; 

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Exchanging visits with each other to experience a different family or neighborhood;  

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Touring and exploring the city of Dakar to learn how to get around. Guided by their cultural pals, students visit many landmarks and famous places in the city of Dakar.

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Students experiential public transportation they will be using for the rest of the semester in Dakar;  

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Visiting Goree island, the historical slavery land where thousands of human beings passed through the door with no return to be shipped to Americas. Goree, a World Heritage;

Fall 2015: Experiential learning
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Unesco World Heritage Fall 2015: Experiential learningLunch at Goree:  Fall 2015: Experiential learning Fall 2015: Experiential learning

The first excursion of the semester: Toubab Dialaw, outside of Dakar. After few weeks of academic learning we took a weekend trip to a little fishing village situated 55 km from Dakar on the Atlantic coast, with beaches of beautiful white sand and rock formations;

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Students were able to choose between doing batik (tie dying), or dance or  drumming.

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