IN April, 2018, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Senegal, as part of a fellowship through the US State Department (Teachers for Global Classrooms program). Of course when I returned, everyone wanted to know what it was like. It is impossible to describe such an experience in the brief moment I am typically allotted, so I give them the overview and save them from the minute details that I treasure so much, but they would likely find tedious. Instead, I have written out my thoughts in blog form, relatively unfiltered, for those who are so inclined to read more about my time and experiences of terranga.
I am purposely writing my thoughts in subject form, and not as a diary. My experiences from the trip are incredibly varied and I wanted to put together my thoughts in a cohesive and somewhat logical format. I hope you enjoy the reading and maybe learn a little something about Senegalese culture and reflect about what constitutes your own culture.