Ghana Study Abroad in Education!

Through the Ghana Study Abroad in Education! Program, you will deepen your knowledge and cultural connections to the children and people of Ghana while developing a "response ability" as a multicultural, global and culturally responsive teacher or researcher. Through the Ghana Study Abroad in Education! Program, you will learn:

  • The role of African world views, heritage knowledge and culture in helping teachers research and develop strategies to address educational issues both in the United States and the world.
  • The connections between theories and practice that lead to local and globally-based teaching in diverse settings
  • The forgotten roots of African-American culture and history that will allow you to respond more thoughtfully and relevantly to African-American children and families.

This program takes place over 12 days in December.

University of Cape Coast Exchange University of Cape Coast Exchange

The semester-long program is with the University of Cape Coast in Ghana (West Africa). Become immersed in the community and your studies in this program that helps contextualize your work. You will also become familiar with Ghana and its culture.

Undergraduate students in any college at UGA can participate in this program. All courses are taught by Ghanaian faculty at the University of Cape Coast. Typically, you will take this program in your third or fourth year of study. As with many semester-long exchange programs, you may take required courses in the context and apply them to your major; courses will count toward requirements for graduation.

This program is available in both fall and spring semesters.

Course Credit

12-day program: 3 credits

Semester program: 12-15 transfer credits

Program Costs

12-day program: $4,800 Cost includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, full English breakfasts each day and two dinners, all transportation, entry fees to monuments and sites, a tour guide, travel insurance, and associated retreat preparation costs.

Semester program: $3,200

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Ghana Study Abroad in Education! Program

Throughout our 12 days in Ghana, we will learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, school visitations, and hands-on experiences with educationists (private, public and higher education professionals); government officials and policy makers; teachers and school administrators; children (PreK –high school); traditional leaders (chiefs, queen mothers, elders); religious leaders; and artisans and craftspeople.

For more details on the Ghana Study Abroad in Education! Program, contact Cynthia Dillard in the College of Education

University of Cape Coast Exchange

For more details on this semester-long program, contact Bettye Smith in the College of Education.