Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cape Coast, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana; Tamale, Ghana
- Program Terms: Summer Short-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer Study Tour
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Students will spend three weeks exploring community life across five of the ten regions in Ghana. This group will be led by a UIUC faculty member and accompanied by professional guides and interpreters from Ghana. Examples of the cultural immersion experiences include visiting with families in their homes in a Paga village, making shea butter in M’ba Naa-yili, participating in cultural dances in Tamale, meeting the sacred monkeys in Boabeng-Fiema, and learning about traditional Kente cloth weaving in Adanwomase. We will also explore many of the sites associated with the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade as we make our way down from the northern border to the coast. Sites include the Pikworo Slave Camp, the old slave market in Salaga, the place of the last bath in Assin Manso, and the slave dungeons in Elmina and Cape Coast.
The 8-week course (2nd half, Spring semester) will prepare students for immersion into Ghanaian community life through lecture, in-class discussions and exercises to familiarize students with Ghanaian history and culture. We will also examine identity theory and explore how Ghanaian history specifically, and the history of Africa more generally, has shaped how we have come to view ourselves and our place within our families, our communities, and the world.
Dr. Christy Lleras: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACES Study Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Walk-in Advising Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11: 30 am
Otherwise by appointment; to schedule an appointment please email Oliver Ferguson (email@example.com) or Jessa Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|Summer Short-Term||2019||02/15/2019 **||Rolling Admission||05/31/2019||06/22/2019|
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