June 07, 2018 —June 27, 2018
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Explore the influences of socio-economic, political, ethnic, and religious factors on classroom practices at a boarding school in Ghana. Participants will fly into Accra, then travel to Akosombo/Akuse for two weeks, serving as teaching assistants in classrooms.
During the weekends, students may explore these small towns with the Ghanaian teachers and pupils. We will take a long weekend in Cape Coast to visit the rainforest at Kakum National Park.

Then explore Accra's cultural sites, such as the National Museum of History and Ethnography, the W.E.B. DuBois Center for Pan Africanism, and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Osu Cultural Center. These cultural explorations in Accra will provide some
historical and cultural orientation, allowing students a little time to process the experience of being in Ghana.
Visit the Cape Coast Castle and the West African Historical Museum, the slave quarters and Negotiation Hall where Ghanaians were bargained for and sold. Students will have an opportunity to visit the beach or do further exploration of the Cape Coast/Elmina

Program includes round-trip air transportation from designated US cities to destination and ground transportation to the program sites. The US cities will be stated on CCSA web site by the end of September 2017.

Requirements: 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 2017.

Attention: 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.

Program Package

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

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Group or Individual Travel Allowed

Option One - Group Travel

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.

Option Two - Individual Travel

If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.

Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time).

Check the CCSA website at for your scheduled date/time check-in.

* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.


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 07, 2018 —June 27, 2018

Base Price

Estimated Airfare
$1,899 - $2,099
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Regular Application Deadline
February 23, 2018
App Fee Currently $250

Courses Offered


Status: Unavailable
Education in Ghana: Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning
Course Description: Students will be immersed as teaching assistants in a P-12 boarding school in Ghana to explore the influences of socio-economic, political, ethnic, and religious factors on classroom practices, seeking parallels with how immigrant and/or minority P-12 students in the US might experience the culture of their schools.

Non-education majors whose major does not align well with a P-12 content area could serve as an assistant in a school office or an elementary classroom. Cultural explorations in the capital city Accra, the Volta River dam region of Akosombo and the historical slave-trade region of Cape Coast are included.

Prerequisites for Undergraduate level: Sophomore standing and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; completion of a sophomore-level oral communications course or a sophomore-level composition course with a C or better.

Prerequisite for Graduate level: A Bachelor's Degree
Dr. Lenore Kinne | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U/G
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