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Summer in Ghana

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This once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity will consist of participation in a tour of cultural, economic, historical and educational locations while in Ghana, led by Dr. Seth Asumah; the creation of a log and journal of experiences during the trip, and upon return to the US, the completion of a reflection/term paper about the experience. You will earn six credits toward graduation, and gain the valuable experience of a world traveler.

Ghana is a small, tropical, English-speaking, West African nation of about twenty million people. Ghanaian people have unrivalled hospitality and are open and welcoming to Europeans and Americans. Ghana is a beautiful, tropical country boasting rain forests, wildfire parks, and pristine beaches. Ghana's rich cultural history and strong artisan heritage inspire the colorful crafts found in many Ghanaian marketplaces.

Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the University of Ghana, Legon has been placed on the Top 100 Universities in Africa and is revered for its outstanding professors and distinguished alumni.

City, Country 

Accra, Ghana




Tentative Dates: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014- Friday, June 20th, 2014

There is one week of study in the U.S. both prior to the departure date and one week after the return that is required for all program participants.


2.5 GPA

Application Deadline

Admission Deadline: March 17th, 2014

Please complete and submit the SUNY application.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Only one academic reference is required to apply for this program. Academic references cannot be provided by Ghana Faculty Leader Dr. Seth Asumah.

Travel Information

Group flight with Dr. Seth Asumah

Program Costs

Summer 2014 6 Credit Undergraduate Budget *Tentative and Subject to Change
Summer 2014 9 Credit Undergraduate Budget *Tentative and Subject to Change

Summer 2014 6 Credit Graduate Budget *Tentative and Subject to Change
Summer 2014 9 Credit Graduate Budget *Tentative and Subject to Change

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

Program Course Information

Participants will be registered for SAB 471 and can earn 6 or 9 credits on this program.
Course Description and Syllabus

Accommodations will be provided in Accra, as well as in Elmina, Kumasi, Akosombo and the Cape Coast,  during visits to these locations.