So Long, Michigan

Jessica Wetzel Majors: History & Anthropology Cultural Connections in Senegal, Summer I 2017 As I wait for my flight from Miami to Dakar to begin boarding I’m reflecting on my journey so far. There are so many pieces that had to fall into place for this trip to be able to happen. If you asked…

Controlled Chaos

By: Kate Williamson Major: Special Education Cultural Connections in Senegal: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems A common thought as we have traveled around the city of Dakar and other places around Senegal is that everything here is a whole lot of β€œcontrolled chaos”. I really mean everything. In the markets vendors are packed…

A Little Bit of Self Reflection

By: Kate Williamson Major: Special Education Cultural Connections in Senegal: Causes of Globalization and Consequences on Systems Today we were asked by our professors to reflect over our time here in Senegal and think about what we have learned about ourselves: good and bad. This experience, while only taking place over the course of three…

Ma Famille D’Acceuil – Dakar, Senegal

Cultural Connections in Senegal: Consequences of Globalization Majors: Global and International Studies, French in the College of Arts and Sciences By: Monica Naida A host family is always a hurdle. My host family in Dakar is my second experience with a host family while my first experience was in Besancon, France. When I arrived in…

Seeing a Yoff Perspective

By: Monica Naida Major: Global and International Studies, French Cultural Connections in Senegal: Consequences of Globalization On Thursday, the group and I went to Yoff in Dakar, Senegal which is a self-contained religious community where the Layene Brotherhood resides. Everyone in this community is part of the Layene ethnic group and they are all part…

First Dakar Day

By: Monica Naida Major: Global and International Studies, French in the College of Arts and Sciences Cultural Connections in Senegal: Consequences of Globalization My first day in Dakar is drawing to a close! After an 11 hour layover in the JFK New York airport, I was so ready to get to Senegal. The flight was…