Study Abroad Program to Ghana
The historical and Contemporary Cultures of Ghana course provides students with exposure to the spectrum of foundational knowledge of Ghanaian history, including slavery, colonialization, independence, social and cultural norms, current social, economic, political, education system, urbanization, and globalization in Ghana. The course will be organized into two parts:
- Bloomington Campus (March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, and 28 between 4:00 – 6:00 pm). The class begins after spring break and runs for six weeks until the end of the Spring 2023 semester. On-campus classes provide foundational knowledge of the course content to prepare students both academically, emotionally, and mentally for the trip to Ghana.
- Ghana (May 14 – 28, 2023): The second part takes place in three locations in Ghana: Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast. The overseas component will be an integral and coherent part of the course, where you will enrich your classroom knowledge through first-hand exposure to Ghanaian society and culture. Visits will include pre-briefing and debriefing sessions to help students digest the experience better. Students will visit historical and cultural sites, academic institutions, and NGOs.
Course Credit: 3 credits (AAADS-A398)