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Ghana Africology: Traditions of Ghana
Accra, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|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:||Zacharia Nchinda|
|Study Abroad Advisor:||Ramona Washington||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 2015, 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 8–23, 2015
Note: Dates may change depending on flight availability.
Mandatory General Orientation: Friday, November 14, 2-4 p.m.
Mandatory Site-Specific Orientation: Friday, November 21, 2-4 p.m.
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
Ramona Washington, 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: $5,275 - $5,745
- 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.
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: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/students/1021/.
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We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.
The application deadline for this program is October 15, 2014.
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 4, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Center for International Education
Pearse Hall 166