Agriculture, development, and rural livelihoods in West Africa (3cr.)
Program Director: Jon Eldon
O’Neill in Senegal and The Gambia is a three-credit course (V/E 482/582) which explores issues related to rural livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, and natural resource management in Sub-Saharan West Africa. This course will focus on foundational knowledge related to culture, agriculture, economics, and other aspects of rural life in West Africa, as well as a broad range of modern resource management problems including rapid urbanization, rural conflict, and forest conservation. Students will learn from a wide range of local experts and practitioners and will be immersed in the realities of rural live in this part of the world.
You will be required to attend pre-departure sessions on the Bloomington Campus prior to your travel to Senegal and The Gambia.
IU Bloomington Undergrads: See how this course counts towards your major/minor at O'Neill here.
Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:
- O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
- IU Bloomington Tuition
For a full breakdown of estimated cost, see the Senegal and the Gambia fee sheet.
2023 O’Neill in Senegal and The Gambia Program Fee: $2,700
The program fee will be charged to your Bursar account in two installments:
- A $550 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
- The remaining program fee balance will be charged in March, due in April
The program fee for this program includes:
- Medical insurance
- ALL meals
- Cultural excursions
- Ground Transportation
Flights are not included in the program fee
IUB Tuition – 3 credits
The tuition cost for O’Neill in Senegal and The Gambia is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The cost of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status. For more information on the cost of summer tuition, please contact IU Student Central.
You will need to pay for your flight, food that is not included in the program, vaccinations and other incidentals.
The O’Neill International Equal Opportunity Scholarship is available to help O’Neill students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Undergraduate students on the Senegal and The Gambia program are also able to apply for our environmental scholarship. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
During the application period (December 1-January 27) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 5 p.m. on January 27.
Detailed application instructions
If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the O'Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, firstname.lastname@example.org.