Learn how public policy and social enterprises are shaping Ghana into one of West Africa’s most stable emerging markets.
|Location||Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi & Senchi Ferry, Ghana|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Located only a few degrees above the equator, Ghana is known for its lush forests, exotic animals, and secluded beaches. Over winter break, travel to Ghana to visit Accra, Kumasi, Senchi-Ferry, Elmina/Cape Coast, and areas near Accra, the capital city. Accra is situated along the Atlantic Ocean and is home to a colorful coastline, bustling markets, and lively nightlife. Develop a deeper understanding of social life and culture in Ghana by engaging with local professionals and organizations.
Stay in shared housing with other program participants. A welcome and farewell meal as well as some additional meals are included in the program fee.
Excursions in Accra may include:
Excursions in Cape Coast may include:
Excursions in Kumasi may include:
Excursions in Senchi Ferry may include:
This Global Seminar will be led by Simone Gbolo, M.A., M.Ed, the National Director of the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Level||3000 or 5000-level coursework|
One 3-credit course
Through lectures, panels, site visits, and excursions with speakers from a variety of institutions in Ghana, learn about Ghana's history, culture, and social life and gain an awareness of its social entrepreneur sector.
While abroad, you will maintain an academic journal to regularly reflect on your experiences. Participate in group discussions, complete required readings, prepare for field visits and guest speakers, and conduct mini service projects in a rural and urban community. Write reflective papers on the experiential components of the course.
Receive Credit for: PA 3852 (undergraduate students) or PA 5880 (graduate students)
Liberal Education Fulfillments: Global Perspectives, Social Sciences
|Term||Program Dates||Priority Application Deadline*||Final Application Deadline|
|May Session 2021||May 15 – Jun 5, 2021||February 1, 2021||March 1, 2021|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
Important Note: Enrollment on this program is limited to 16 students. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
|May Session 2021||TBD||TBD|
May 2021 Cost of Participation forthcoming
Program fees can vary widely due to location, cost of living, airfare, and program inclusions. The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance. Generally, the program fees range from $5,500–$7,500. You must also budget for passport and passport photos, visa, some meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2021|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Ghana's Business of Doing Good: Social Startups & Public Affairs|
|Track Name||Ghana's Business of Doing Good: Social Startups & Public Affairs|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For this program you will need to have your passport in order to file for the required visa for Ghana. We request that you have your passport in hand by March 1st, 2021. The Learning Abroad Center will then help you file for your visa around this time.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toRoslyn Udairam or call at 612.625.0475.
Tuesday, December 15th 2:30–3:30p.m.