Ghana Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Ghana program will present students and community stakeholders with a unique chance to explore 21st century life -- at both the village and city levels -- in the West African nation of Ghana.

Ghana Study Abroad: The Real Africa | AFS 37030 | 3 credit hours


To provide students and community stakeholders with a unique chance to explore 21st century life-at both the village and the city levels-in a modern West African nation.

Program Description

This course will address topics in:

  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy
  • Government

Through comparative analysis students will be challenged to think critically about observations they make in Ghana.  Students will participate in cultural, academic and service learning activities.  Assessment in the course will be done through de-briefings, personal reflection, active participation and production of a final report. 

Points of Interest

  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial
  • National Museum of Ghana
  • W.E.B. DuBois Center
  • Osu Christianborg Castle
  • The 28th Cross Roads
  • Makola Market
  • Kakum Canopy Walk
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Elmina Castle
  • Kumasi
  • Asantehene's Palace
  • Adinkra/Kente Weavers
  • Wood Carvers
  • Boti Falls

Program Dates

Returning Summer 2024.

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Kristin Stasiowski, Director, International Programs & Education Abroad
College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: 330-672-1809

Mwatabu S. Okantah, M.A., Associate Professor Department of Africana Studies
Phone: 330-672-2300