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
- 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
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.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2019 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2020.
- 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.
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.