Program Details

• Literature, Culture and Arts of Ghana (AFST 3290, Special Topics) • Internship in Africana Studies (AFST 4301) • Seminar in the Social Sciences (AFST 4410) • Social History of Africa 1750-1945 (AFST 7050X/HIST 7580X) • Comparative Studies in Cultures an
Location:
Kumasi, Ghana; Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Summer Seminar in Ghana African history, culture and contemporary issues come alive as you live and travel in Ghana. Deepen your experience through a service-learning project. The country’s ancient Ashanti culture, peaceful democratic atmosphere and steady economic growth make Ghana an ideal African country for American students to visit. The program explores trans-Atlantic history and culture, including the Atlantic slave trade, as well as issues surrounding pan-African identity, anti-colonial struggles and globalization. The program begins in the capital city, Accra, where lectures and readings will be complemented by visits to cultural and historic sites such as the DuBois Center, the National Museum, and the National Art Center. After an initial introduction to the historical and cultural contexts of Ghana, the participants will travel to Kumasi, the center of the Ashanti cultural region. There participants will take a music and dance workshop and have lectures with Ghanaian and Brooklyn College professors at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on subjects ranging from development economics, contemporary politics, gender studies and religious history. Students will then participate in a four-day service-learning component based in a peri-urban village that will include hands-on teaching and learning activities. Visits to kente weaving and craft villages, as well as traditional Ashanti cultural events will highlight our stay in the Ashanti region. After three weeks in Kumasi, students will travel to Cape Coast and visit the Kakum Canopy walk and coastal slave forts. During the month abroad, students will be accommodated in hostels on or near the university campuses. Individual research projects can be arranged. Program Dates May 28-June 28, 2013

• Literature, Culture and Arts of Ghana (AFST 3290, Special Topics) • Internship in Africana Studies (AFST 4301) • Seminar in the Social Sciences (AFST 4410) • Social History of Africa 1750-1945 (AFST 7050X/HIST 7580X) • Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation (CORC 3208)

Setting Description:
Accra, Kumasi, Legon, Gold Coast
Cost:
Program Fee $2,993 (includes international airfare, international health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Ghana, excursions, housing and some meals) Additional Costs $600 plus Brooklyn College tuition (Non tuition related costs include estimated costs for required vaccinations, additional meals, personal expenditures, visa, internet/phone, laundry, personal local travel)

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