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Accra, Ghana

The African Experience

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Winter 2017-2018

I) Summary

Location: Accra, Ghana

Dates: December 28, 2017 - January 17, 2018

Credits Offered: AFPRL 290 & AFPRL 290.75 - 6 CREDITS (CUNY tuition is not included in program fee)

Application Deadline: October 19, 2017 Deadline extended! We will accept new applications (pending space availability) until November 6, 2017.

Financial Aid: PELL, student loans

Scholarships: Gilman, Chancellor's Global Scholarship

Program Fee: $4,800 (estimate) includes airfare, room and board, field trips, New Year's celebration, receptions, and international health insurance.

Payment Schedule: $350 application fee and deposit is due with the application. $4,450 (program fee balance; estimate) is due November 28, 2017. Payments must be made with certified check or money order. NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans, or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Application Instructions and Policies).

II) Program Description

Hunter College joins forces with SUNY Brockport to provide students with a unique experience in Ghana, at the University of Ghana at Legon, less than 9 miles north of the capital city of Accra, a bustling and rapidly growing city of almost two million people. Accra has a lively nightlife, affordable restaurants, and a decidedly "non-touristy" atmosphere that makes it a real resource for the participants of this program. Students will be housed on campus, in double rooms of the new and comfortable co-ed International Students' Hostel.

Through lectures, discussions, visits to areas of cultural, political, educational, social, and historical significance, and through the interaction with Ghanaian people the program will introduce students to various aspects of life in Africa as seen in the history, economy, the arts, culture, social change and political development of Ghana.

Seminars and lectures will consist of the following and/or similar topics:

  • Land and Economic Development
  • Evolution of Modern Africa
  • Economy and Education in Ghana
  • Social Structure of Ghana
  • Drumming and Dancing in Ghana
  • Change and Continuity in Africa
  • Politics in Africa 1943 to 1994


Cultural, Historical and Social Activities:

  • Sightseeing - University of Ghana campus and the immediate environs
  • Visit to W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan-African Culture
  • Trip to Cape Coast and Elmina Castle
  • Visit to the Kakum National Park
  • Visit to Akosombo and Tema
  • Trip to Kumasi and environs (including an audience with the Asantehene and visits to Kente: carvings, arts and crafts, etc.)

SYLLABUS - GHANA 2017-2018

III) Prerequisites & Credits:

NOTE: Before the program starts, students will have to prepare summaries of readings. This assignment will be due by mid-December; more information will follow once students are accepted to the program.

Credits: Students on this program may receive 6 credits. Students will only receive credits if their grade is a "C" or better. Letter grades for this program will appear on the transcript but are not count toward the Hunter GPA.

IV) Estimated Costs of Attendance

Tuition (6 credits, calculated at the undergraduate, in state rate) $1,710
Program Fee $4,800
Not included in Program Fee
Visa $60
Inoculations/Medications (as needed or as prescribed) $150
TOTAL US (estimated)

V) Inquiries

Education Abroad Office, Room E1447
9:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: 212-772-4983
Fax (212) 772-5005

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