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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Digital Media Studies, Educational Management, Geography, History, Humanities, Literature, Multicultural Studies in Education, Other, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public Service Leadership, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Senegal: Hip-hop, African Diaspora and Decolonial Futures

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. 

Understand how young Africans use hip-hop to question traditional representations of Africa, imagine Africa's future, and raise consciousness about globalization and (in)equality.

WHY STUDY HIP-HOP IN AFRICA?

Hip-Hop artists in West Africa are taking on Eurocentric understandings of the world and reimagining Africa from a decolonial perspective. In Senegal, one of the major hubs of  hip-hop and Pan-Africanism, you’ll engage with hip-hop artists, activists, and influencers to learn how they critique traditional understandings of Africa and African-descended peoples, imagine African futures, and raise consciousness about globalization and (in)equality. You will get the chance to engage with lecturers, artists and activists, and perform with major hip-hop artists such as Docta (Doxandem Squad), King Mow (RBS Crew), Zeinnix, and Amira Abed.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Hip-hop as African philosophy
  • Decolonial approaches to education and literacy
  • Urban cultures and sustainable development
  • The pervasive nature of coloniality in black communities globally
  • Complexity of Africa-descended cultures and their pluriversality
  • What shapes diasporic identities and communities outside of Africa
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA