Summer 2010

June 30, 2010

Erin and Leah are working with a women’s organization to process milk. They are located near Richard Toll which is across the Senegal River from Mauritania. They…

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June 30, 2010

Five students have service assignments in, or near, Saint-Louis located at the mouth of the Senegal River on the border with Mauritania. Adrienne, Mallori, and Jon work…

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June 21, 2010

Random pictures

Here are several random pictures, taken during the first six weeks, that did not make it into earlier postings.  Through many shared experiences our group developed close…

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June 14, 2010

Small businesses

One assignment during the past six weeks was for students to work singly or in pairs and interview a small business owner.  Students were to find out…

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June 13, 2010

On Saturday, 12 June, students departed Thiès for service assignments scattered throughout the country.  There was excitement and nervousness in the air as good-byes were said. Some…

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June 13, 2010

This week was the conclusion of the “study” portion of the term, and the last days activities included language testing and a time to evaluate all the…

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June 8, 2010

Manufactures Sénégalaises des Arts Décoratifs, located in Thiès, was one of the artistic centers inspired by President Senghor in the 1960’s.  Designs for the brightly colored tapestries…

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June 5, 2010

Joal-Fadiout

Joal was the boyhood home of Senegal’s first president and poet Léopold Sédar Senghor.  During our stay in Joal we visited the Senghor home and museum where…

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June 5, 2010

On our recent field trip to Joal-Fadiout we stopped at Bandia Game Reserve.  We enjoyed observing African animals close up in their natural habitat.  The park was…

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June 3, 2010

Our recent lecture on music took place at Thiès Regional Museum housed in a small old fort.  Our lecturer described traditional uses of music and musical styles. …

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