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Cultural Affairs Office

The Cultural Affairs Office is responsible for cultural and educational exchanges between the United States and Senegal.

Programs: Cultural programs bring leading Americans together with their Senegalese peers for discussions that cover a wide variety of topics intended to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Senegal. These programs are by invitation and take place at the American Center Auditorium or at third-party venues. They include lectures and panel discussions, conferences, book programs, screenings of American films, and exhibits by American artists.

Educational Exchanges: The Cultural Affairs Office selects Senegalese participants for academic exchange programs sponsored by the United States Government under the Fulbright Program. Through the African Senior Research Scholar program, university professors can pursue research projects at American universities or comparable institutions. In the Junior Staff Development program, younger scholars can study for an advanced degree (M.A. or Ph.D) at an American university. The Hubert H. Humphrey North-South Fellowship enables Senegalese to combine academic work (but not towards a degree) with a practical internship. These programs are highly competitive, both within Senegal, and between Senegal and citizens of other eligible countries.

The Cultural Affairs Office also supports American scholars and researchers at Senegalese institutions under the auspices of the Fulbright Lecturer and Researcher Program. The Section also assists unaffiliated American scholars with their inquiries about Senegal.

Other Exchange Programs: The Cultural Affairs Office organizes special study tours of the United States through the International Visitor and Young African Leader programs. These tours last from three to four weeks, and provide official guests with a chance to exchange views with their American peers.

Contact Information

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    American Embassy Dakar
    Route des Almadies
    B.P. 49
    Dakar, Senegal

    Telephone: (221) 33-879-4000

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