The Ghana Study Abroad in Education! program provides an exciting opportunity for future educators to understand and experience the rich history and culture of children, families and communities in Ghana, West Africa. But it also gives them a chance to understand their individual history, culture and identity as well.
Through Ghana Study Abroad in Education!, you will deepen your knowledge and cultural connections to children and people of the world and develop your "response-ability" as global and culturally responsive educators and researchers for today's classrooms. While participants in the Ghana Study Abroad in Education! program are usually undergraduates in our pre-service teacher education programs, graduate students and those in related fields such as human development, social work, art, and ethnic studies will also have powerful experiences in the program, which focuses on the following goals:
This 12-day program is designed as an intensive winter break experience that takes place after the busy fall semester.
Earn 3 course credit hours while studying abroad.
This program offers a unique view of West African life, culture and people. Throughout the 12 days in Ghana, we will learn with others through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, school visitations, and hands-on experiences with:
Each day of the Ghana Study Abroad in Education! Program is centered in the rich arts and cultural traditions of Ghana, framing the lectures, historic sites and school visitations, and discussions that will occur as an on-going part of this study abroad experience!