Program Details

This six-week, two-course program focuses on culture and life in Ghana and is based at the University of Ghana, Legon, just outside the capital city of Accra.
Location:
Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR SUMMER 2015. The Departments of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies, in conjunction with the Duke University Global Education Office for Undergraduates offer a six-week, two-course program on culture and life in Ghana.

This six-week, two-course program focuses on culture and life in Ghana and is based at the University of Ghana, Legon, just outside the capital city of Accra.

Setting Description:
The program is based at the University of Ghana at Legon, just outside the capital city, Accra. Courses are taught by the program director and Ghanaian faculty and focus on Ghanaian politics, history, social life, dance, music and art. Field trips complement course work. Students travel as a group through various parts of the country, crossing from rainforest to dry savannah, visiting cities, coastal fishing towns, and rural farming villages. Students also tour and learn about the former slave forts at Cape Coast and Elmina, and museums and craft villages in and around Kumasi, capital of the former Ashanti Empire.
Cost:
See website for details.

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