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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Caroline Nikolaus (30006) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: SIT
Fall Calendar: Late August to early December Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 2
Program Description:

Ghana is the first African Country to achieve independence, and it plays a leading role in African popular culture and politics. Students will learn how the Eurocentric representation of Africa have downplayed the continent’s diversity, prosperity and unique characteristics. Students will get a new look and perspective on Africa that defies representations and narratives of deprivation and backwardness, and will experience how technological innovations are impacting social and political realities in Ghana. The program is based Accra, Ghana, and students will live in a homestay with a local family, practicing the native language Asante Twi, while also taking an Asante Twi introductory language course at the center. Courses are taught in English, and as a requirement of the program, student must choose to do an independent study project on the topic of their choice or an internship.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/11/2024 09/12/2024 TBA TBA