AU Liberal Arts – Africana Studies in Ghana
Africana Studies is offering a 4 week study abroad program over the summer. Students will discover themselves & other person by living in an African country & exploring a new cultural environment. The experience will broaden the horizons of students & help them understand the world better. Additionally, this experience will complement the academic and future professional careers of students.
Open to all undergraduate students of any major. Note, student applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.25.
AFRI 2000 - Introduction to Africana Studies (General Education/Core Curriculum - Interact in intercultural situations) (3 credits)
- 15 March 2020: Application Deadline
- 15 May 2020: Travel to Accra, Ghana
- 16 May 2020: Program start date - arrival in Accra, Ghana
- 14 June 2020: Program end date - return to USA
HIST 3970 - Slave Trade & Colonialism - (3 credits)
*courses part of the Africana Studies Minor
The program offers a total of 6 credit hours: AFRI 2000 (3 credits) and HIST 3970 (3 credits). Students will be introduced to theory and method that offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Africa and the African Diaspora taught from different academic disciplines including education, the sciences, social sciences, and the liberal arts. Introduction to Africana Studies serves as a core curriculum course/general education student learning outcomes - Interact in intercultural situations. Both courses are part of the Africana Studies Minor.
The estimated program cost is $5,200. Download a copy of the EstimatedStudentBudget
Included: course credit, international insurance, lodging, transportation in Ghana, excursions in Ghana, museum and visits to National Reserve Parks.
Not included: airfare to Ghana, meals, personal expenses, visa and passport fees
Housing is located 30 minutes from school. It is guest housing with the Program Director on-site.
Accra is the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park honors Ghana’s first president, who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
- City tour of Accra
- Cape Coast
- Kakum Park - National Park
- DuBois Center
- Independence Square
- Art Center
If you do not have a passport: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad. An entry visa is required for U.S. Citzens.
Vaccine Information: Check with the CDC for vaccine requirements.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Viviane Koua
Senior Lecturer - Director of Africana Stuides Program
Office: 3016 Haley Center
Office Phone: 334-844-2343