MSID—International Development in Senegal

MSID—International Development in Senegal

Learning from experience is the core of Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID). The program puts you in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips and an extended internship or research placement, MSID strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis.

Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today, it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West. But it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on three sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."

Subjects

  • Education
  • Reading And Literacy Education
  • International Development
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Studies
  • Culture
  • French Language Literature And Studies
  • Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice

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