What’s internship like?- Dakar edition

Since it’s been a while since I wrote a post, I’ll start by (re)introducing myself. My name is Gaby and I’ve been interning in Dakar, Senegal, as a part of the International Educational Development Program at Upenn, since the beginning of June. As promised in my last blog post, I want to give an overview of the work I’ve been doing. I work as part … Continue reading What’s internship like?- Dakar edition

“Tropicalization” : Adapting to Life in Dakar

Sand-swept streets, evening prayers and giant mangoes. Welcome to Dakar. — After nearly thirty hours of continuous travel and no sleep, I finally arrived at the newly constructed Blaise Diagne International Airport on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal. Shaking off the looming exhaustion, I quickly set to work, passing through border customs, exchanging my USD for West African CFA, notifying the airport personnel of my … Continue reading “Tropicalization” : Adapting to Life in Dakar