Please visit our website for more information. Key Topics of StudyThe ways in which Africa is represented in mainstream discourseNew and emerging technologies in Ghana and how they are impacting Ghana’s social landscapesTechnologies such as social media and money apps, solar energy, and rural and urban water supply systemsThe impact of new technologies on livelihoods in rural vs. urban GhanaProcesses that are simultaneously facilitating and inhibiting technological applicationHow class structure in Ghana is changing and the processes that are driving this changeHow changing class structure is transforming Accra’s spatial formations and use of public spaceChanging gender relations and the status of womenThe ways in which contemporary global power relations are implicated in constructing discourses of despair about Africa and elsewhere
Semester at Sea (SAS) voyages explore up to 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on a 100-day voyage. When you sail on SAS voyages, you have an opportunity for cultural engagement in as many as 15 cities worldwide, while earning 12-15 academic credits form Colorado State University. Gain a new understanding of world issues and varying cultures through first-hand observation in field classes, service trips, homestays, international student exchanges, interaction with local business owners, and much more. Come sail on our floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, and see what the world has to teach you!
This program is ideal for students interested in studying global health and development issues in Africa. On this program you will take courses examining health and development in Ghana, as well as contemporary issues facing Ghanaian society. As a complement to your coursework, you will be placed in a hands-on service learning/internship experience at a local community organization, healthcare service provider, or research institute. You will also receive an introduction to Modern Twi (Ghana's most commonly spoken language), through your on-site orientation or as a course offering. If you have career aspirations in the field of community and international development, social work and health-related occupations, you will greatly benefit from this program.
Forbes magazine ranked Ghana as the 11th-friendliest country in the world. This January, spend three weeks exploring this extraordinary West African culture. Take a class with a local university faculty. Experience culture firsthand through excursions and activities. Explore palm-lined beaches and exotic wildlife. Begin to learn the Twi language. You won’t believe how much you’ll experience in three weeks. Study abroad in Ghana and you will: -Take an innovative course in Ghanaian culture taught by faculty from the premier institute of higher learning in Ghana -Learn firsthand about Ghanaian society through volunteer opportunities at local orphanages, NGOs, schools, and other service organizations -Explore Ghana’s rich history and culture through a series of CIEE excursions to sites including Aburi and Cape Coast
Spend a summer exploring one of the most vibrant countries in West Africa. Through the Summer Ghanaian Studies program you’ll gain an appreciation of Ghana’s rich culture and tradition; learn how slavery, colonization, independence, and Pan-Africanism have influenced the country’s present-day society; and develop a better understanding of Ghanaian people through the academic courses, co-curricular activities, and volunteer projects. Study abroad in Ghana and you will: - Take innovative courses in Ghanaian history, governance, leadership and politics, music, and dance and culture and reproductive health taught by faculty from the premier institute of higher learning in Ghana - Learn firsthand about Ghanaian society through volunteer opportunities at local orphanages, NGOs, schools, and other service organizations - Explore Ghana’s rich history and culture through a series of CIEE excursions to sites including Aburi, Cape Coast, Elmina, and Kumasi - Experience an Intercultural Comparative Experiential weekend trips to another West Arican country and other part of Ghana to get a deeper insight and understanding into West African Cultural Values
Interested in the political and economic challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations? Is learning about West African musical and dance forms more your style? You can do all of this and more on CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Legon, Ghana. One of Africa’s most stable countries, vibrant Ghana offers a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history of politics and social change to explore. The program offers wonderful opportunities in the classroom and in the community for students to explore critical issues relate to public health, development, and African history and culture. Study abroad in Legon and you'll: - Get to know life in West Africa by living with a Ghanaian family, volunteering with a local organization, doing an internship, or simply observing day-to-day life - Enroll in a wide range of courses, including West African performing arts, Twi language, African studies, social work, politics, economics, and religion - Experience firsthand the issues challenging Ghana today - Enjoy CIEE-led travel excursions to different parts of the country - Receive extensive and ongoing support from CIEE staff and CIEE-trained University of Ghana “U- Pal” students
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