• Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language pre-requisite: 4th semester French - students who've completed 3rd semester French are eligible if they enroll in the pre-session option
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in all French language courses
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only. All other students should apply directly through UMN.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


French or Wolof language, international development topics and required internship or research project.

Classroom Language

French, English, Wolof


Local Hosts

Program Duration

Academic Year: Late August – Late April (French pre-session starts in early August)

Fall: Late August – Mid-December (French pre-session starts in early August)

Spring: Mid January – Late April (French pre-session starts in late December)

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Fall 2018-19 Pre-session + Fall 3/2/2018
Year 2018-19 Pre-session + Year 3/9/2018
Year 2018-19  3/9/2018
Spring 2018-19 Pre-session + Spring 10/5/2018
Spring 2018-19  10/5/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Senegal, Dakar
UMN MSID International Development in Senegal

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Offered through the University of Minnesota, the MSID International Development in Senegal program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, you will learn Wolof language while taking courses and participating in an internship or research project related to International Development. Course work will be in English and French.

There is also an optional 3 week intensive French language course offered prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.

You will be working closely with both IAP and the University of Minnesota on this program. You can access the program's main information page through MSID Senegal to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.