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Ghana: Literature of the Slave Trade - Study Abroad Information Session

Ghana: Literature of the Slave Trade - Study Abroad Information Session

Date and Time

Friday, January 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location

  • Mackinac Hall
  • MAK D-2-168

Description

Interested in studying abroad in Ghana this summer? Come learn more about this unique program at the upcoming information session! We'll talk about details of the classes, the credits you'll earn, the way we can best tailor the program to meet your needs, funding ideas, and of course, the Safari excursion we'll take at the end of the program!

Program Description:

This exciting program to Cape Coast, Ghana is an excellent opportunity for future teachers and students interested in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. From the tomb of "Osagyefo" Kwame Nkrumah to the art markets at the city center, students will find themselves surrounded by diverse culture as Ghana is divided into some 75 ethnic groups. 

This program offers an in-depth look at the historical context for African American literature of slavery and freedom. Students will be based at the University of Cape Coast, experience traditional Ghanaian music and participate in excursions to Assin Manso, Cape Coast Castle and Fort William. 

In addition to taking courses, this program has a service-learning component. Students will spend a minimum of 12-16 hours total in schools or literacy NGOs, sharing children’s literature of the African diaspora and learning how literature is used in Ghanaian classrooms. 

Information

gvsu.edu/studyabroad/oasis-detail.htm?programId=5F43D924-B7FF-3695-DD33E28C24A5FAD0

Contact

Sherry Johnson

Program Director

johnsshe@gvsu.edu

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