The Dakar Institute of African Studies – Institut d’Etudes Africaines de Dakar (DIAS-IEAD) is a center of learning and research that focuses on African Studies, Francophone Studies, African Languages, and Education. The Dakar Institute provides a summer program and research opportunities in Senegal for undergraduate, graduate students, and scholars interested in developing their knowledge of Africa. Courses are taught by a diverse group of American and Senegalese professors with teaching and research experience in the U.S. and in Senegal. These courses fulfill requirements for specific majors and minors in different fields of Humanities and Education as well as General Education requirements at the students’ home institutions.

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  • West African Research Center (WARC)

    Dakar, Senegal Campus Website

    Orientation and academic courses will take place at the West African Research Center (WARC). The center offers a comfortable setting conducive to both serious study and friendly communication with other students and Senegalese staff. Located in Dakar-Fann, a suburb of Dakar, The Dakar Institute at WARC offers access to facilities that foster an academic environment including a library, a computer lab, various electronic resources, and an outdoor cafeteria.

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