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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Ghana: Globalization, Cultural Legacies & the Afro-Chic

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Experience West Africa through immersion in Ghanaian cities, which challenge stereotypes of Africa and position the continent as a global economic, political, and cultural force.

WHY STUDY IN GHANA?

From Ghana, you’ll gain a new perspective on Africa’s cosmopolitanism, one that complicates and defies Eurocentric representations that emphasize narratives of deprivation and backwardness. The central motif undergirding this program is Sankofa, a Ghanaian concept that encourages a strong engagement with the past in order to ensure informed and sustained progress into the future. You’ll also be introduced to the intricacies of hiplife music, media houses, and institutions across the country, which highlight Ghana’s position in a hyper-globalized world.
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • How Africa is represented in mainstream media discourse
  • Impact of new and emerging technology on Ghana’s social landscapes
  • Changes in class structure and processes driving change
  • Changing gender relations and the status of women

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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