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Ghana Africology: Traditions of Ghana
Accra, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
|Program Type:||Faculty Led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Class Standing:||Undergraduate & Graduate||Internship Possible:||No|
|Program Length:||Short-Term||Language Requirement:||No|
|Credits:||3||Affiliated Department or Center:||Africology|
|Affiliated School/College:||College of Letters and Science||Program Leader:||Doreatha Mbalia|
|Study Abroad Advisor:||Sharon Gosz||Credit Type:||UWM|
West Africa is the ancestral home of the greater percentage of people of African descent currently living in the US. 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 2014, 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 2–18, 2014
Note: Dates may change depending on flight availability.
Mandatory Site-Specific Orientation: Thursday, November 14th, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Pearse 171
Mandatory General Orientation: Friday, November 15th, 2-4 p.m., Bolton 150
Zacharia Nchinda, Lecturer, Africology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Questions may also be directed to: Ahmed Mbalia, Senior Lecturer Emeritus & former Ghana program leader (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Advisor:
Sharon Gosz, Center for International Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Contact for administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
3 undergraduate or graduate credits in Africology (297/497)
Estimated Cost: $4985 - $6200
- 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).
Scholarships and Grants:
Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants may be used for this program!
Based on eligibility, UWM undergraduate students may apply for a Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant. The award amount is up to $500.
Eligible students may also apply for the Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship.
For a complete listing of scholarship opportunities, visit our website.
The application deadline for this program is October 15, 2013.
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 15 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 5, 2013
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Pearse Hall 166