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Ghana Africology: Traditions of Ghana
Accra, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: UWinteriM
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Cost Information: UWinteriM
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing:
Undergraduate & Graduate
Internship Possible:
Program Length: Short-Term Language Requirement: No
Credits: 3 Affiliated Department or Center: Africology
Affiliated School/College: College of Letters and Science Program Leader: Zacharia Nchinda
Study Abroad Advisor:
Ramona Washington
Credit Type:
Program Description:

Program Description
Ghana - Elmina slave castleWest Africa is the ancestral home of the greater percentage of people of African descent currently living in the U.S.  Ghana, one of the sixteen nations of West Africa, offers a tremendous opportunity to the study of the political, economic, and cultural forces that have helped to shape the "African Personality."

Join us in January 2016, as we travel to Ghana and experience the country by living with Ghanian host families, visiting rural and urban areas, and meeting with scholars to discuss Ghana's cultural traditions. We will explore historical and cultural sites, including the departure point for the Middle Passage and the W.E.B. DuBois Museum.  This 3-credit program is based in Acccra, Ghana's political/administrative capital, and includes a visit to Kumasi, Ghana's cultural capital, and Tema, the first port city to be constructed after Ghana's political independence in 1957.  These academic and cultural encounters are designed to help students better understand the complexities of the political, economic, and gender issues facing Ghana today.

January 4–19, 2016
Note: Dates may change depending on flight availability.

Mandatory General Orientation On-line Assessment: Friday, November 13
Mandatory Site-Specific Orientation: Friday, November 6, 10-12 p.m.

Program Leader
Zacharia Nchinda, Lecturer, Africology (
Questions may also be directed to:  Ahmed Mbalia, Senior Lecturer Emeritus & former Ghana program leader (

Study Abroad Advisor
Ramona Washington, Center for International Education (
Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.


3 undergraduate or graduate credits in Africology (297/497)

Ghana - Akosombo DamEstimated Cost:  $5,195 - $5,995
  • Program fees are based on a realistic estimate of participants.  Fees may change based on final enrollment and exchange rate fluctuation.
  • Cost includes support for a UWM faculty member, academic costs, international airfare, visa, accommodation, in-country transportation, some meals, excursions, and health insurance.
  • Cost does not include vaccinations, personal spending money, some meals, books and supplies, or trip/travel insurance.
  • There are fee differentials for graduate students ($200) and non-Wisconsin residents ($200).  Both may be applied if the student qualifies as both.
Please see the top of the program page for additional cost information.  Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. 

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage:

We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.

Application Information
The application deadline for this program is October 1, 2015.

This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $250 deposit (includes a $50 non-refundable application fee); and a valid passport.

NOTE: There will be a quick turn-around time after the October 1 deadline to confirm your participation in this program to keep the program cost as low as possible.

Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin an application.

Applying for a Passport

Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. The CIE Study Abroad office strongly recommends that you expedite your passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.

Study Abroad Fair
September 10, 2015
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Union Concourse


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Garland Hall 138
Telephone:  414-229-4846

This program is currently not accepting applications.