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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.6 Program Type: Independent Semester Programs
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant B, Pell Grant, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Dance, Economics, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Geography, Health Science, History, International Studies, Internship, Literature, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:
The Fall program will take place on the campus of University Gaston Berger and its neighboring village of Sanar near St. Louis, northern Senegal. A summer course and internships will also spend periods on the Sustainable Neighbors Network Campus in Dakar and in other ecovillages.  American and Senegalese students will study and work together with villagers on sustainability projects determined by their majors and their interests and by village priorities. The semester provides a:
   Theory oriented course on sustainable development in West Africa,
   Language course in French and francophone literature or beginning Wolof
   Independent study course in which mentors guide student-village teams in
          researching information for their projects
   Action research course during which the teams create their projects 

The program includes training sessions in cross-cultural communications and empathy, leadership and human rights. There will be study visits in Dakar as well as ecological demonstration sites of the African Global Ecovillage Network (GEN Africa) in the beach-side villages of Ngaparou and Pointe Sarene.
You can apply on-line through this website and then meet with Sharon Olson in the Study Abroad Office to obtain information to complete the process.  For more information about the program please write a letter of interest to Marian Zeitlin at and Roger Morton at

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 03/11/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.