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  • Locations: All, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Architecture, Design and Construction
Department: Building Science Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Alan Bugg,, Junshan Liu,, Scott Kramer,
Majors Eligible: Building Science Majors Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.5 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates)
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Construction in Culture - Ghana


A Service-Learning class for Building Science students that satisfies one of the two required electives in the UG/Graduate curriculum.

Physical Requirements: Ghana is a developing country in West Africa that has limited access to electricity and internet connectivity. It is also very hot and October is the end of the rainy season - expect humid and possibly wet weather (the heat index also makes the heat worse).  Ghana is also a tropical climate, though there may be times of dry dusty weather due to winds coming from the Sahara Desert.  Students must stay hydrated and know their limits in this type of climate/weather.  There will be substantial walking involved, and may include unpaved paths.  Please note Ghana's diet is heavily carb based (rice, plantains, etc.), there may be more American style meals available at the hotel.  Students also should not venture into the ocean due to extensive rip currents.


This course is targeted for Building Science students, undergraduate and graduate.


Spring 2020

  • 8 January 2020: Course Begins
  • 4 March 2020: Depart for Ghana
  • 5 March 2020: Program Begins in Ghana
  • 14 March 2020: Program Ends in Ghana
  • 15 March 2020: Program Departs Ghana
  • 1 May 2020: Course Ends


BSCI 5960/6960: Construction in Culture - Ghana.  


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This program is currently not accepting applications.