St Louis, Senegal - Photo by Helen Lloyd

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Lying on the most western point of continental Africa, Senegal is most well known for hosting the annual Dakar rally. However with dozens of ethnic groups, several major religions and a history spanning several empires, there is much more to the country than the sandy hills seen in race coverage.

Matador articles describe what else there is to see in Senegal, with articles on learning French and studying abroad to volunteer opportunities and gap year programmes for environmental and community groups.
Photo essays show you what daily life is like and Matador writers give their opinions on what to do and what not to do.

Senegal Articles
52

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
12

51 things to do in 51 African countries

by Bernard Pollack

“UNI-VERSE”: An international hip-hop collaboration

by Dikson
21

How to join the Peace Corps

by Kellen Eilerts

Visiting the Warrior of the African Renaissance

by Kellen Eilerts
31

6 places to study French outside of France

by Anne Merritt
27

7 unique study abroad programs

by Mary Richardson
40

44 volunteer and professional opportunities in Africa

by Bernard Pollack
7

Passing through St. Louis, Senegal

by Helen Lloyd
6

The Dakar: The most dangerous race in the world?

by Candice Walsh
5

The world’s worst airports

by Matt Scott
17

A-to-Z guide of the world’s “without Borders” Groups

by Julie Schwietert
1

Katie Spotz breaks transatlantic rowing record

by JoAnna Haugen
3

Travel to Senegal with World Vision

by Joshywashington
5

Three little-known beach getaways in Western Africa

by Alexis Grant