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Ghana – Summer 2014 Study Abroad: Sociological Explorations
Cape Coast, Ghana
Program Terms: Late Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 2.0 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Education Abroad Programs by College: College of Humanities and Social Science Departments: History and Philosophy
Payable Account Code: 8134
Program Description:

Ghana – Summer 2014 Study Abroad:Sociological Explorations

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 10, 2014!

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Program Description

Based at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), this education abroad program provides students with an in-depth experience in one of Africa's most historically important and modern countries. Located alongside the Atlantic Ocean, the beautiful campus possesses the best atmosphere for study. Students may take courses in a wide variety of disciplines while living with host families on the UCC campus. The program includes excursions to the capital city of Accra, Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles (UN World Heritage Sites), Game Reserve, the Asante capital of Kumasi, and Bonwire (Kente Cloth weaving village).

 

Want more information? Check out the student blog kept by Farah Britto; an alumni from the Summer 2011 program! You can read all about her adventures in Ghana here!

 

Program Dates (subject to change)

June 30-July 21, 2014

Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings will be required. Topics to be covered will include academic requirement for the courses; field trips; culture shock and how to deal with it; travel requirements; cultural dos and don'ts; interactions in a Ghanaian family; personal security; food; emergency procedures; etc. Dates TBD.

Itinerary: Ghana itinerary
 

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Program Cost (subject to change)

$3900 which includes airfare, local transportation, lodging, field trips, some meals, visa fee, and insurance. 

**Tuition is not included in program fees and is charged separately. **Cost is subject to change. ***

A $300 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of application.


The first program installment of $1800 is due by April 1, 2014.
The second program installment of $1800 is due by April 15, 2014.

 

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.

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Housing

Students will live with Ghanaian families (University of Cape Coast faculty/staff living on campus), and will be involved in the daily lives of their host families.
 

Safety & Security

There are currently no U.S. government travel warnings for Ghana. However, Ghana specific information can be accessed on the U.S. State Department website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1124.html

A more general "Travel Tips for Traveling abroad" can also be found on the State Department website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also provides valuable information on "Health Information for Travelers to Ghana" on their website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/ghana.htm

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Courses

Each student must take 3 credit hours with the option to take an additional 3 credit hours for a total of 6 credit hours.

All participants MUST take SOCI4434: Emerging Social Issues in Africa. May also take SOCI3398 for additional 3 credit hours. 


SOCI 4434 - SU '14 in Ghana syllabus

SOCI 3398 - Internship syllabus - Su '14 in Ghana 



NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this program.  

Application Deadline

March 1, 2014

A $300 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of application.

The first program installment of $1800 is due by April 1, 2014.
The second program installment of $1800 is due by April 15, 2014.
TUITION IS NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEES AND WILL BE CHARGED SEPARATELY.

A $300 application deposit is due at the time of application. Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this deposit!

 

 

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Faculty Contacts


Dr. Sam Abaidoo

sabaidoo@kennesaw.edu

770-423-4473

 

 EDUCATION ABROAD REFUND POLICY & PROCEDURES


APPLICATION FEES

All application deposits are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application deposits will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.

PROGRAM FEES

Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee. SEPARATE FROM TUITION, is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable, except in the case of students who have legitimate, documented medical, (emergency) family or military reasons for withdrawing from a program after paying the program fee.  In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.

TUITION PAYMENTS

Tuition is NOT included in program fees. Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.



Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.
 
 

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