Center for International Programs

Mississippi River, St. Louis, in honor of Louis IX, the only King of France to be canonized in the Catholic Church. But Ndeye Tall '22 isn't spending her spring semester in Missouri.

In the northwest of Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal River, sits Saint-Louis, the original capital of the French colony of Senegal for more than 200 years, and named for the same 13th century king of France. It's that St. Louis that's Tall calls...

"By far the most beautiful place with beautiful architecture inspired by the French."

Tall is studying this spring at the School for International Training in Dakar, Senegal. She was initially somewhat hesitant to travel this semester because of the pandemic, but now says the adventure is something every student should experience.  

"Studying in a foreign country is challenging, but the things you learn and the people you meet make it so worth it! Exploring the different cities and islands of Senegal has been the best part of the trip, because though Dakar is the capital city, it's only the brink of what can be seen here in Senegal. You can still see much of the country's French colonial rule here. All in all, the cities I've visited while here in Senegal have been really eye opening and amazing to experience." 

Ndeye Tall '22