Program Details

Explore the intersections between innovative private startups and public advocacy in one of Africa’s most vibrant democracies. This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad during the J-term.
Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

In Ghana, one of Africa’s leaders in free speech, a vibrant media shapes public discourse through education and critique of government. The advent of social media means that ordinary citizens with internet access complement this space by posting content through digital platforms. Digital platforms have also allowed entrepreneurs to create startups that expand the formal business sector. During the online course, you’ll examine the political, social, and economic uses of digital technology and analyze different types of media coverage and their impacts on local news cycles. Once in Ghana, you’ll investigate the intersections between public interest and private startups as you spend time in Accra and Cape Coast to understand how private startups function in different contexts.

This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad. The online course is open to all applicants; the in-person J-term is open to college undergraduates who have completed the online term.

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