ELIGIBILITY: This program/course is open to students over the age of 18. Students must be in good standing with their university at the time of the program to participate and receive credit.
All participants MUST attend two mandatory one-day orientation sessions before the trip in order to travel. The program involves moving around from city to city and walking in hot temperatures, so plan accordingly.
Program size is limited to 30, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM ITINERARY:
Day 1: Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2: Arrive in Accra and rest in hotel; dinner and local live band performance
Day 3: Guided city Tour of Accra; visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture and Independence/Black Star Square
Day 4: Discussion and cultural excursions; Tour of Elmina Castle
Day 5: Depart for Cape Coast; visit Cape Coast Slave Castle and Kumasi National park
Day 6: Visit Centre for National Culture, and Kejetia Market
Day 7: Discussion and Cultural excursions to Assin Manso, the slave river site
Day 8: Visit Bonwire Kente Weaving; local singing performance with dinner
Day 9: A day filled with volunteering at a community lead service program
Day 10: Cultural immersions through participating in local language lesson with natives and trotro bus ride; depart to Accra; arrive in Accra, free time to explore night life.
Day 11: Breakfast; depart Ghana
INVESTMENT: The program cost varies according to currency fluctuations. Therefore, it is tentatively set at $3,900 per person, plus any fees for tuition from the university. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.