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Faculty-Led Travel Study Ghana: West Africa Transitioned to JamaicaTravel Study
Runaway Bay, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Travel Study
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Travel Study 2015 09/11/2015 09/12/2015 TBA TBA
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Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
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Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Cultural Studies, Economics
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Program Description:

Ghana: West Africa Travel Study

Location Ghana, West Africa now transistioned to Jamaica
Duration Fall 2014 UW-W class, January 2 - 12, 2015 (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


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. Due to the Ebola epedemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the travel component to Ghana has been transitioned to Jamaica.

VIDEO: Freda Briscoe Wins "Staff Excellence Award" and Gives Award Money to Ghana Travel Study Program

Faculty Contacts:

Ms. Freda Briscoe:
Dr. Elizabeth Ogunsola:

Coordinator Contact:
Dan Colleran: