We are looking for students who want a unique experience of immersion in another culture, students who are 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, will host the Study Abroad in May 2015.


During the Study Abroad trip, students will visit 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?   Contact eernest


With the exception of Senegal, no other African country has the Slave Castle fortresses which have remained to tell the story of how our African American citizens were forcefully removed from their ancestral African homes centuries ago.  Twenty years of classroom lectures cannot accomplish what an hour at any of these fortresses can teach a visitor about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

Past Study Abroad Experiences

Two study abroad trips led by Dr. Ernest Emenyonu in 2006 and 2009 went to Nigeria and Ghana. In 2009, the University of Michigan-Flint students were joined by Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn students and faculty. 

Pictures from Study Abroad in Nigeria and Ghana in 2006

DawnandOdette Group shot Prof Moss