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: Priority Deadline - October 15th 2020

Program Begins: Mid May 2021

Program Ends: Mid June 2021

Application Process and Requirements

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

• Students (minimum of 2.0 GPA) must be nominated by a UT professor in a statement of 250 words or less

• Professors should email their nominations to Annie Brookover at

• Students must submit a 250-word essay explaining how the program fits with their personal and/or professional goals, and a current resume to Annie Brookover at

• An interview with Dr. Minkah Makalani may be requested upon receipt of all application materials

If you have any questions regarding the Ghana Study Abroad program and/or the application process, please email Annie Brookover at You may also contact the faculty member leading the program, Dr. Minkah Makalani, at

Approximate Expenses and Fees

UT Program Fees & Housing: $6000*

Limited competitive scholarships are available through AADS and the College of Liberal Arts. For more information visit

*The program fee does not cover airfare to and from Ghana or UT tuition and fees.