CCSA - Ghana - Summer 2020 - Study Abroad


June 04, 2020 —June 24, 2020

Explore the influences of socio-economic, political, ethnic, and religious factors on classroom practices at a Volta River Authority school in Ghana. Participants will fly into Accra and overnight at the University of Ghana, with a tour of the campus the following day. Then we move on to Aboadze with a visit to Kakum National Park en route. Students will serve two weeks as teaching assistants in classrooms at the Aboadze school. During the intervening weekend, students will be able to socialize with the teachers and pupils, visit local markets, shop, etc.

At the end of our two weeks in the school, we will take a weekend in Cape Coast to visit the Cape Coast Castle and the West African Historical Museum, the slave quarters and Negotiation Hall where Ghanaians were bargained for and sold, and do further exploration of the Cape Coast/Elmina area.

We will then return to Accra to explore the city’s cultural sites, such as the National Museum of History and Ethnography, the W.E.B. DuBois Center for Pan Africanism, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Osu Cultural Center. These cultural explorations in Accra will provide further historical and cultural understanding, deepening the students’ understanding of their experiences in Ghana.

This program is limited to twelve (12) students. A waiting list will be offered at no risk with deposit
returned to students on the waiting list if not accepted in the program.

Travel to Ghana requires a visa and a yellow fever vaccination. No one may enter Ghana without the visa and proof of yellow fever vaccination. Students are responsible for the visa and vaccination. Information will be provided on the CCSA web site by the end of September 2019.

For additional details and requirements please view the program flyer located here: Ghana Program Flyer

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Lenore Kinne

Program Director

Lenore Kinne Faculty - College of Education and Human Services

Required — Group Travel

Estimated Cost: $1699 – $1899

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2019 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2020.


Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.

Program Dates
June 04, 2020 —June 24, 2020
(20 days)
Base Price
$3,599 - $4,099*

Estimated Airfare
$1699 – $1899
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
February 28, 2020
($100 application discount if received by February 14)
Scholarships: OPEN
Due March 06. See our scholarships page

Courses Offered


Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Ghana
Course Description: This class provides a unique opportunity for American students to involve themselves as teaching assistants in a P-6 African school. Through daily interaction with both local teachers and students in Aboadze Ghana participants will be able to explore the influences of socioeconomic political ethnic and religious factors on classroom practices and pupils life experiences. Education majors will be partnered with a Ghanaian teacher but non-education majors could serve as an assistant in another area of the school. Also included are cultural explorations to historic sites on the Cape Coast associated with the slave trade and to the capital city of Accra.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher or consent of instructor. Honors Credit: Eligibility for Honors courses on the students home campus. Graduate Credit: A bachelors degree.
Dr. Mike DiCicco and Dr. David Childs | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G/H