Educate YOUR CHILDREN 2day for the JOB REALITIES of 2morrow!

ALERT to parents of high school/middle school kids:
The number of students majoring in another language are falling worldwide.  In the UK alone there has been a 50% reduction and consequently they are closing language programs in major universities (from 105 to 62… 50%) and they predict closing another 40% in the coming future.
This newspaper article from the UK Guardian newspaper details this problem with real facts:

What does that mean to us? OPPORTUNITY!
Multilingual people are going to be needed in the future job markets worldwide.  French & Arabic particularly and probably also the Asian languages, Korean, Chinese and Hebrew as well. Google is owned by Israeli citizens and it’s mostly jewish people working there. Nothing wrong with it, just saying – Google is everywhere so look at the opportunities our kids (American kids) are missing out on.
Some things we can’t catch up on, Indians & Asians have a lock on tech jobs but not language jobs. Diplomacy, working in embassies, foreign offices, CIA, NSA etc, they need more multilingual spies…lol! Journalism, international business & marketing (with an international language degree) this is where the jobs are and will be. We’re always behind the curve, now we have a heads up that’s not difficult to achieve. Kids that learn every Lil Wayne lyric can learn foreign languages, easily – Lil Wayne and his ilk SPEAK a foreign language in their music!
Suppose YOUR kids start learning 2 more languages NOW… and take a minute and think about your adult children sitting at home LATER (like some of your friend’s kids) doing nothing!
Make sure you enroll them in a language class when they go back to school this year!
Email me at for information about our StudyAbroad language programs for gap year and college students!

My Favorite Links:

BoumBoum Drums in the UK – nice website, cool looking fonts, lots of video!  This is how I want my site to look when I grow up!

Amanda has been supporting SenegalStyle DJEMBES! for over 6/7 years and she never hesitates to selflessly help other drum companies and instructors in her region as well.  We’ve never met but I don’t hesitate to call her a friend and I wish her only success with her health and her drumming projects in Cornwall, UK.

Contact info:  Amanda Pickering is her name, is her email!  Tell her SenegalStyle sent you!


My next friend is new, but I’m grateful for him allowing a reciprocal link of our SeneglaStyle Budget B&B Hotel and Language Program, to his website.  Thank you Dave!

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The name of his site is Dave’s Travel Corner and he currently lives in the UK.  Over the past 16+ years his core focus has been promoting experiential travel; his readers are actively interested in a wide range of travel experiences across a variety of budgets.  He began Dave’s Travel Corner in late 1996 as a result of a life-changing trip to Nepal in which he trekked near Everest Base Camp.  He began writing a journal while on the trip and it was the notes from this journal that became the foundation for Dave’s Travel Corner.


Tell him SenegalStyle sent you!

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SenegalStyle AFRICAN DRUMMING! – listed as THE #1 THING TO DO in Senegal!

SengalStyle TOURS! – Budget priced local car & driver service!  Reviews make it #2

SenegalStyle Budget B&B & HomeStay GuestHouse – 63 Reviews 4.5 score, rated #4!

and other travel resources:

SenegalStyle Day Trippin’ – affordably priced day trips both inside and outside of Dakar!

Our bilingual (English, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic) and professional private tour guides accompany budget travelers to help plan a realistic and interesting itinerary, accompany you on all your travels and take the confusion out of arranging public transport, making your journeys more focused and efficient.


SenegalStyle Budget B&B Hostel, Language Program and GROUP ACCOMMODATION!

A NEW CONCEPT in STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS as well as an ECONOMY PRICED English Speaking Room Accommodation!  We also have an INTERNSTHIP & SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATION PROGRAM for international BUSINESS STUDENTS & ENTREPRENEURS & VOLUNTEERS as well as French/Arabic/Wolof language programs & African Drum School!


GoAbroad & the Internet’s LARGEST Study Abroad Site!

At ONLY $1250 A MONTH, our LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER PLATFORMS and SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR are cheaper than a college course AND it’s in EXOTIC AFRICA!  Using any of our travel programs you can find your way around Senegal on the weekends and have a MEMORIABLE LEARNING & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE in Sunny Senegal!


SenegalStyle B&B GuestHouse and AIRPORT PICKUP SERVICE!

The ORIGINAL ‘STYLE’ in SenegalStyle Travel Services! 24/7 airport pickup service to ANY LOCATION in DAKAR!


SenegalStyle Budget B&B Hostel is a NEW CONCEPT in STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS!

With COLLEGE COURSES and continuing education costs SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL, our programs feature ROOM ACCOMMODATION & INSTRUCTION for students in French, Arabic, Wolof & African DRUMMING! We also have an INTERNSTHIP & SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATION PROGRAM for international BUSINESS STUDENTS & ENTREPRENEURS!


BASED IN DAKAR, SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA (low priced but HIGH QUALITY housing, food, and instruction), our all inclusive language programs for FRENCH, ARABIC & WOLOF (West African Studies) are PERFECT for students on a tight budget. The African drumming is the same price, taught by Master Drummer & DrumMAKER, Ibrahima Sene. He has been training international Senegalese drum instructors here in Dakar for over 20 years. Please google ‘SenegalStyle Djembes’ to see his work & background information.


At ONLY $1250 A MONTH, our language programs, African drum school,  business incubator & internships are cheaper than a college course.

Classes are 5x a week, 2hrs a day with 2+ hours of homework & includes books, a certified professional bilingual English speaking teacher that comes to the compound, one on one with the students, (not a tutor or college student off the street) & room accommodation.

With meals the cost is $1550 a month.  Free airport pickup and wifi are also included as well as locked storage cabinets to safely store your clothing, computers, etc when you leave the house.


IF YOU JUST NEED A VACATION consider ‘Doin’ it SenegalStyle’ & come to Dakar! Our Anglophone B&B in Francophone Senegal is the PERFECT OASIS for you and your family!

Our rates are $20-24 a night per person, dorm style rooms w/internet, (5 large rooms, 6 bathrooms, kitchen, 2 balconies, a terrace and a large garden area downstairs along with a small African hut on the roof for relaxing, or exercise).  We also have 3 B&B private rooms with en suite bathrooms for a more comfortable stay ($40-$42 a night, per person).

Here is a link to our reviews:

And you’ll see our African drumming lessons and SenegalStyle TOURS are Rated #1 and 2 under their ‘Things to Do in Dakar’ section!  We also won the Certificate of Excellence award for 2011 and again this year for 2013!

and our other wordpress website:

Thanks for looking, have a nice day and feel free to contact me at for more info!




(Caps are for EMPHASIS and not yelling – I’m  just PASSIONATE about what WE DO!!!!)

WE’VE EXPANDED our properties and our prices are now LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE! For travelers on a TIGHT BUDGET our NEW HOSTEL RATES makes DAKAR, SENEGAL an even MORE AFFORDABLE PLACE to visit! Clean, comfortable and most importantly BUG FREE! Our SenegalStyle B&B service has stayed the same but NOW we have a lower priced alternative that’s PERFECT for NGO and conference attendees on a PER DIEUM budget, SOLO TRAVELERS & GROUPS, as well as students and backpackers.

As we are a large facility, we are able to offer SEVERAL all inclusive LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, (French, Arabic, English, Wolof, Serere Italian & JAPANESE!) and BUNDLED touring packages for gap year students, solo travelers, backpackers and other visitors to Sunny Senegal!  EVERY DAY IS A NICE DAY HERE, the weather is warm, but not hot (rarely higher than 85/86º) and there are many activities that  you can participate in to keep busy and having


►Want to learn Wolof (the language of Senegal & Gambia) French or Arabic?

Our SenegalStyle Language Program incorporates student accommodation with certified French teachers (not ‘tutors’) who have advanced degrees in English. We don’t do ‘immersion’ programs here at SenegalStyle so you will be able to ask questions in a language that you do understand and get answers from your instructors in English.


Our courses are not like that and with our dorm style rooms, the price is now lower than ever before!  LOWER IN FACT than taking a one term university course in America (including dorm room and meals!) 

 Our rates are

$1250/955€ a month, 5 days a week, 2hrs a day with 2hrs homework, INCLUDING instructor, books,


  for meals, breakfast and dinner, add $10 a day extra $1550/1185€ a month, perfect for student budgets and RHODES SCHOLARS WHOSE MEALS & ACCOMMODATION FEES are included in the grant!

Cultural Education in African Dance & Drumming:

Rated THE #1 ‘THING TO DO’ in Senegal by, (the internet’s largest travel portal),

Our SenegalStyle AFRICAN DRUMMING LESSONS and AFRICAN DRUM SCHOOL for all levels – is the PERFECT INTRODUCTION to Senegalese Live & Culture!

The price includes student accommodation and meals, only $1850 a month

and INCLUDES English speaking Master Drummer/Drum Maker/Instructor, Ibrahima (Ibou) Sene!

Google him & SenegalStyle Djembes for his extensive background as a Master Drummer & teacher as well as a Master drum Maker! Most drummers aren’t drum MAKERS – Ibou is BOTH!


as well as 2 hour individual lessons on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday so you can WATCH OUR SenegalStyle BAND PRACTICE and see the DANCERS DO THEIR THING – FREE!!!  Weekend lessons can be scheduled easily as well.


Our budget priced car and driver service is TOP RATED and won the

‘Certificate of Excellence’ award for 2011 and 2013 from


Our tours start at 18,000cfa for our HIGHLY RATED SenegalStyle MotorScooter Tour of the city (about $36 per person) and we have DISCOUNTED BUNDLED TOURING PACKAGES for 2 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days and 14 days of activities & fun!

Email for more travel & tour details and information for INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES & GROUPS!

For BACKPACKER STYLE  TOUR & TRAVEL within (and outside of Senegal)  we have Personal Translators & Guides – English, French, Italian, Spanish & Japanese!  The lowest priced level would be a guide to accompany you wherever you would like to go, 15,000cfa a day (8hrs, about $30) & 25,000cfa all day and overnight, about $50, plus public transportation expenses meals and shared or separate accommodation.  They will provide your personal security and make all your arrangements every step of the way, including negotiating public transportation fees, acquiring tickets to various parks & venues, finding locally priced (not tourist priced!) low cost room accommodation when necessary, and wherever you are going take you to ‘off the beaten path’ ecotourism sites that you would only know about if you were traveling with local people.  All our Senegalese guides are English speakers and some speak other languages as well, please specify your language of choice and we will try to accommodate you. 

►Are you a Health NUT and like to RUN?!

Jogging Tours of Dakar or Jogging Partners to take you to the most POPULAR RUNNING areas in the city! 15,000cfa/€23  If you’d like to work out at a local gym before or afterwards, YOU CAN and the fees are INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!



Perfect for ART LOVERS of ALL AGES, (Handicapped Assistance Provided!) NEW ARRIVALS or CRUISE SHIP TRAVELERS, this tour gives you a CONDENSED TOUR of the BEST and MOST INTERESTING ART GALLERIES in the CITY!  Most are OFF THE TOURIST TRAIL and you’d NEVER find them on your OWN and some are NOT EVEN LISTED in the Lonely Planet!

It’s at least a 4 HOUR TOUR so wear some COMFORTABLE SHOES!

50,000cfa car & driver (about 76€)


Peace Corps Ecotourism sites around Senegal… ☺

(Again, not listed on LONELY PLANET and therefore not ‘touristy’)

☺Goree Island Guided Tours☺ – 15,000cfa/€23 per person PLUS transportation, ferry & attraction fees


55,000cfa/84€ for 2 people, 40,000cfa/61€ for 1) plus 15,000cfa/23€ for each additional person includes EVERYTHING, a car and driver to the port, pays all entrance, ferry and guide fees on the island & transport, (no meals) plus a walking tour of Marche Kermel afterwards & includes TRANSPORTATION BACK TO SenegalStyle when your tour is complete!

Read our Goree Island CUSTOMER REVIEWS on

SenegalStyle MotorScooter Tours & Car Tours!☺ (up to 3 people) for the Car Tours so you Split the Costs!

And last but not least, SenegalStyle VOLUNTEERS!

We have a volunteer program that links you, the traveler with clubs, associations,  individuals & groups that need YOUR specific talents here in SenegalStyle!

  (One month+ or longer visitors to Senegal for continuity in our programs!)