African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Ghana Maymester Study Abroad Program


This course engages students in discussions and learning about cross-cultural understanding and power as these relates to current socio-economic dynamics in Ghana, with a specific focus on historical and contemporary conditions. Students in this program examine the role of colonialism, cultural history, and social policy in influencing the prevailing societal issues in Ghana. Students explore various agency programs, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous projects that are actively responding to Ghana’s major social service needs. The course focuses on community and social development areas such as poverty, child welfare, women and family services, health and disability services, housing and migration concerns, employment and technology development, and environmental protection in rural and urban communities. This program satisfies a major elective for Social Work and also meets a major requirement for African & African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology.


Application Deadline: November 1st, 2017

Program Begins: May 22, 2018

Program Ends: June 14, 2018

Application Process and Requirements

*Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. 

  • Minimum GPA: 2.0 for undergraduates; 3.0 for graduate students
  • Students must be in good academic standing 
  • To apply, please download the Ghana Study Abroad Application and complete the fillable PDF file. Upon completion, please email the form to Miranda Badgett, the Ghana program contact, or scroll to the bottom of this page and submit your application via our website. Be sure to answer all questions and fill in all parts of the form. 

If you have any questions regarding the Ghana Study Abroad program and/or the application process, please email Sade Abramson at You may also contact the faculty member leading the program, Dr. Omi Jones, at

Approximate Expenses and Fees

Application Fee: $75

Program Fee: $4,825

Books and Materials: $50

Food: $400

Airfare: $1,600

Personal Items: $200

Medical Insurance: $95 (required for participation in all programs)

Passport: $135 (if needed)

Emergency Funds: $500 (required for participation in all programs)

Total: $7,880


AFR 374C- Community and Social Development

Cross-Listings: SW 360K, TD 357T, WGS 340


Global Culture and Ethics/Leadership