Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bassila, Benin; Cotonou, Benin
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This course engages students with how history and culture on the continent of Africa shape and are shaped by the 2000+ languages used on the continent. The trip allows students to experience this for themselves in two particular contexts in the country of Benin (an urban and a rural area). The highlight of the travel is working closely with and getting to know Beninese people from both areas, to see and participate in their lives and their linguistic environments. Students also learn first-hand about some of the historical, linguistic and cultural ties between Benin and the US, especially involving the history of the slave trade. The main course is taught in Spring Semester and the travel portion (a separate course) is in May.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel accommodations.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact the program leader, Deborah Morton by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||05/17/2020||05/31/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, (Deborah Morton), by emailing (email@example.com) if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed