During the 4-week Maymester students examine the sociocultural history of Ghana, including the role of colonialism in influencing the country’s prevailing societal issues. In addition to lectures and excursions to Cape Coast and the ancient Ashanti region, students actively engage in hands-on community service projects working alongside Ghanaian university peers on service projects in the country’s capital city of Accra. Service projects include helping schools to build libraries, organizing health prevention campaigns, supporting a women’s micro-lending program, youth empowerment, and infrastructure building for a boys’ home/orphanage. Students also participate in a reforestation tree-planting project after meeting with local chiefs and queen mothers in rural Ashanti villages.
Duration of trip
Late May - Late June
Approximate Expenses and Fees
Application Fee: $50
Program Fee: $ 4600-$4825
Books and Materials: $50
Personal Items: $200
Medical Insurance: $95 (required for all programs)
Passport: $135 (if needed)
Emergency Funds: $500 (required for all programs)
Total: $ 7730-7955
Recommend minimum 2.0 GPA
Good academic standing
S W 360K - Community & Social Development (Cross listing: S W 395K, AFR 374, ANT 324). Consult with department for other course credit substitutions
UGS 119 - Maymester Spring Seminar: Ghana
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