ERIC Number: ED415676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language/Area Studies Enhancement Project. Final Report.
Felker, William; Fuller, Clark
The Foreign Language/Area Studies Enhancement Program at Central State University (Ohio) is an experience-centered work and study program in Africa designed to give students training in language, culture, and technology. It parallels and supports the university's northern Senegal water management project designed to promote self-sufficiency among villagers in the husbanding of water resources. French and Wolof language and culture training are conducted through both overseas and classroom instruction and practical use of skills in the context of a major economic and agricultural development program. Over 700 students have participated in the program on campus and overseas; 58 students, faculty, and staff have traveled to Senegal, and program expansion has begun. Understanding of West African culture has been enhanced on campus, and instruction in foreign languages and renewable energy technology has been improved at the university, and the university has also developed an ongoing relationship with the government and people of Senegal. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Area Studies, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Economic Development, Economics Education, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education, History Instruction, International Educational Exchange, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Water Resources, Wolof
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central State Univ., Wilberforce, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Senegal