Study Abroad - Senegal
Thank you for your interest in the Sustainable Community Development study abroad program with the Earth Rights Eco-Village Institute.
This innovative summer program brings American and Senegalese university students together to focus on theories and practices of sustainable development for 10 weeks in Dakar, Senegal. It assembles students, faculty, and the civil society in order to engage in a participatory service-learning process that will benefit a network of eco-villages. Students will totally immerse themselves within the community, while carrying out action research and implementing projects. They will learn and apply theories and practical knowledge of sustainable development thereby creating viable community development programs. Eco-villages are the most important classrooms and learning laboratories, as they provide participants, the conceptual framework and hands-on activities for effective sustainable development. EREV Institute’s rigorous courses will cover fundamentals of sustainable development, research methods, program design and development, and language classes. This module’s courses, academic seminars, and field study employ a people-centered approach and dialogue-based exploration of the dynamics of sustainable development in Senegal through experiential learning.
With full support and access to Earth Rights Eco-Village Institute, (EREV Institute) network of academics and professionals, students will learn cross cultural communication skills they will put into practice while following their passions and intellectual pursuits with a four-week service-learning project.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
- Be in good academic standings
- Have no pending disciplinary case or record
Summer Application Instructions
The application process is a very important part of your study-abroad journey as it allows you to share your profile with us and ground your vision and goals through our interviews. Submit your application to Florida A&M University’s Office of International Education & Development in person, by fax, or by mail. A complete application requires the following checklist:
__Application form completely filled out and signed
__Signed homestay letter
__Two academic references (References must come from professor or academic advisors. They can be sent via email).
__Approval of participation by study-abroad coordinator or advisor
__Parent/guardian letter for students under the age of 18 by time of application.
NB: Only signed applications will be processed.
The deadline for the application is Friday, April 1, 2011. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis therefore we suggest you apply well before the deadline.
Mail or fax your application to:
FAMU Office of International Education & Development
305 North Perry-Paige
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
What Happens Then...
You will be contacted for interview in person (by a program representative) or by Skype. You will be notified of your acceptance into the program by email 48 hrs after interviews are completed. Your participation may be denied if your conduct before departure raises doubts as to your suitability for participation.
If admitted into the program, you will receive your welcome packet via email. To confirm your admission into the program, you must sign and return the forms included in the welcome packet to FAMU Office of International Education and Development by the end of April or you may lose your space in the program. You will receive all predeparture in your Welcome Packet.
Please visit www.earthrightsecovillageinstitute.org to find out more information about the program.
If you have questions about the application or the program please contact
Ashley Milton via email at email@example.com, phone 707.208.6068
Click here to download the application.