We searched for students who wanted a unique experience of immersion in another culture, students who were willing to dispel myths and rumors about Africa and replace them with facts and realities acquired first-hand through social interactions with African people on African soil.
Ghana was the very first British colony in sub-Saharan Africa to win independence from Great Britain on March 6, 1957. This happened under the amazing leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, hosted the Study Abroad in May 2015.
During the Study Abroad trip, students visited the Palace of the Asantehane, the best known Ghanaian traditional King. Ghana has a rich cultural heritage evident in the Kente cloth-draped chiefs covered in real gold whose reigns and kingdoms date back over 500 years. Ghana is a historical name, not an artificially created name that the colonizers imposed.
Interested in learning more about this past trip? Contact eernest @umflint.edu