|Three years ago today, I came back to the United States from the experience of a lifetime: a semester in Senegal, West Africa. I'll admit, I didn't know very much at all about the country, much less a word of Wolof, before I boarded my flights to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Everything was different, and amazing all at once. I met so many incredible people, my family and my friends (Mamadou, Go, Bouga, Bayea), was part of an awesome neighborhood full of character: Ouakam, learned how to use public transportation (happily, though not my strong point), and ate plenty of awesome food. My semester of study included French and Wolof classes, arts and culture studies, and preparing for my Independent Study Project: month-long concentration study at the culmination of the semester. I was based in the capital city of Dakar, on a peninsula on the ocean, and had the opportunity to travel to two different villages inland (Kedougou and Saint Louis), meeting some more wonderful people and learning so much along the way. Usually I'm bad with words, except in this case, which I could talk your ear off for days, but I will refrain here (however, if you'd ever love to hear stories, feel free to ask!). Enjoy these photos as Part 2, my Independent Study Project, will be coming in the future.|
Stay tuned for Part 2..coming soon!