We are currently writing this from our homestay – yes, even instructors get a homestay sometimes! (Elke and Alyx are pictured with their host family, while Samba is staying at his house and so is his own host!)
Students met their homestay families today. Our first homestay of the course is in an urban environment. Thies is a regional capital, 75km further inland from Dakar.
Students can look forward to 5 days filled with conversations melding Wolof and French and English, brimming cups of attaya (a tea found throughout Senegal and that’s already become a group favorite!), pick-up soccer games in sandy streets, and heaping plates of ceeb (pronounced cheb – the shortened Wolof term for fish and rice).