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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Winter Break-Fall
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Winter Break-Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: The University of Georgia
College/School: Education Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: No
Program Description:

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UGA- Education- Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program

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 "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.
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.

Program Location

Throughout the 12 days in Ghana, we will engage in 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 (Pre-K thru high school)
  • Traditional leaders (chiefs, queen mothers, elders)
  • Religious leaders
  • Artisans and craftspeople
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!

Contact Information

Cynthia Dillard, Professor 
Dept. of Educational Theory & Practice
Phone: 706-542-7082

Academic Program

12-day program: 3 credits

Program Itinerary

Regular stay: December 10-21 Itinerary Highlights of Ghana

Day 1:  Departure travel to Accra, Ghana on Delta Airlines
Day 2:  Arrive Accra, Ghana
Day 3:  Tema, Ghana -  It Takes a Village:  Nestiang Education in Community
Day 4:  Kumasi, Ghana - Kente:  Weaving Culture in Schools and Schooling
Day 5:  Kumasi, Ghana - Adinkra:  The Moral Education of Children in Ghana
Day 6:  Elmina, Ghana - The Long Journey:  From Africa to the Americas
Day 7:  Elmina, Ghana - Roots and Wings, Slavery and Freedom:  Healing the Wounds
Day 8:  Elmina, Ghana - The Stool:  Carving out Opportunities for Development and Education
Day 9:  Elmina, Ghana - Everyday Spirit:  A Day in the Life of Ghanaian Schools
Day 10:  Accra, Ghana - Sankofa:  African Wisdom and Lessons Learned
Day 11:  Departure travel to United States on Delta Airlines
Day 12:  Arrival in Atlanta, GA, USA

All participants will stay in fully air-conditioned hotels for the duration of this 12 day study abroad.  See above itinerary.

Program Costs

12-day program: $4,950 Cost includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, full English breakfasts daily, 2 banquet dinners, all transportation while in Ghana, entry fees to monuments and sites, a bilingual tour guide for the duration of the study abroad in Ghana, travel insurance, and associated costs of materials and events in Ghana.  Students must also register for a 3 credit hour course  (registered in fall semester).  All non-UGA students must register for the associated 3-credit academic course and pay tuition and fees, in addition to the program costs.

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Program Reviews:
Raven Kymmetria Cokley, Winter Break-Fall 2017 Participant
Ghana gave me life in a way that I didn't know I needed. Ghana taught me how to remember...and how to breathe.

Sarah Noelle Brant-Rajahn, Winter Break-Fall 2017 Participant
Organized, purposeful, intentional, amazing experience, once in a lifetime opportunity

This program is currently not accepting applications.