Ghana is one of Africa’s fastest-growing, more diverse economies and is held as a model for peace and democracy on the continent. While rural villages live by centuries-old cultural traditions within limited resources, upscale neighborhoods in Accra show the impact of globalization in West Africa and the nation's economic development. These characteristics make Ghana an ideal place for students interested in community, global and development studies, public health and social services, and environmental sustainability.
Come study and live alongside Ghanaian and international students on campus. Explore exceptional internship or research projects in community health, renewable energy, agriculture, women’s rights, and more. Previous participants have provided HIV/AIDS education to schoolchildren, promoted eco-tourism, or helped improve access to health services in underserved neighborhoods.
Come spend a summer in Ghana, with classes and service engagement introducing you to this strong nation, its welcoming communities, and warm people.
Immerse yourself in Ghanaian courses, community service, internships and independent study projects of your own design, to learn first-hand about this rapidly developing nation, its challenges and opportunities.
Through movement, rhythm and song, join this study of traditional West African and Neo-African (post-colonial) dance, music, and culture.