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Faculty-Led Travel Study Ghana: West Africa Travel Study
Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Elmina, Ghana
Program Terms: Fall Travel Study
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Travel Study 2014 09/05/2014 09/08/2014 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Hotel/Hostel
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
African Studies
 Language Prerequisites:
No
 Target Language:
English
 Service-Learning:
No
 Internship Available:
No
Program Description:

Ghana: West Africa Travel Study


Location Ghana, West Africa
Duration Fall 2013 UW-W class, January 2 - 17, 2014 (tentative travel)
Requirements 2.5 GPA and consent of instructors
Language of Instruction English
Course Selection ECON 491
Application Deadline Friday September 5th, 2014
Itinerary 2015 Updated Tentative Ghana Itinerary.pdf
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The Program

This course will compare and contrast Ghanaian and African American cultures and the influences of W. Africa on African American culture, through the exploration of educational, cultural, political, and historical aspects of Ghana. A special emphasis will be on USAID and other literacy initiatives in Ghana. The course will be accompanied by a two-week trip in January 2013, which will expose students to the peoples of Ghana, in both urban and rural locations. The tentative schedule for the Ghana trip includes hands-on service learning, lectures and visits to St. Peter's Prep. School in Shama, The University of Cape Coast and the University of Ghana-Legon, and historical sites such as: a five hundred year old slave castle and dungeon (Elmira): Ghana National Cultural Center; W.E.B. DuBois Center; and museums. Students will earn 3 academic credits.

Faculty Contacts:

Ms. Freda Briscoe: briscoef@uww.edu
Dr. Elizabeth Ogunsola: ogunsole@uww.edu


Coordinator Contact:
Dan Colleran: collerad@uww.edu


 

Location

Center for Global Education
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Whitewater, WI 53190

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