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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato Ghana Study Abroad Program

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ursi/outreach/studyabroad/

LATE SPRING PROGRAM IN GHANA, WEST AFRICA

 

Spring 2016 - May 13 to May 27, 2016    Back to MSP on May 28, 2016
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
URBS 481/581-Section 3: Ghana Field Studies (2-3 credits).

This study tour is available to faculty, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students. All must register for at least one credit. This is a two week intensive field study in Ghana.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

This program offers students the chance to:

  • Experience different cultural/groups in Ghana and how they relate to the environment;

  • Experience urban innovations and problems firsthand in four cities, Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Sekondi-Takoradi;

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the Ghanaian “worldview” and its influence on the environmental challenges and adaptive strategies used by different cultural groups in Ghana;

  • Enrich their cross-cultural experience in our “global village”

GRADING: Grading will be on a “Pass/No pass” basis

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
  • See travel itinerary  (this is the 2012 itinerary - keep watching for updates, although will be very similar)

  • Preparation to teach at High School

  • Maintain travel journal including pictures

  • Final presentation representing a culmination of learning experiences to College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at a date to be determined

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Raymond Asomani-Boateng
Program Director
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
106B Morris Hall
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO
Tel: (507) 389 5030
Fax: (507) 389 6377
Email: raymond.asomani-boateng@mnsu.edu
Web page:


 

Caryn Lindsay
Director
Office of International Programs
238 Centennial Student Union
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO
Tel: (507) 389 6669
Fax: (507) 389 2790
Email: caryn.lindsay@mnsu.edu

Dr. Miriam H. Porter
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Morris Hall 106E
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MANKATO
Tel: (507) 389 5032
Fax: (507) 389 6377
Email: miriam.porter@mnsu.edu
Web page: mavdisk.mnsu.edu/miriamp



 


 

TOTAL COST OF THE PROGRAM AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Estimated cost per student:

  • Graduate: $4800
  • Undergraduate: $4600
  • Other: $4300
COST INCLUDES
  • Double occupancy hotel rooms = $750
  • Meals - 2 times daily includes bottled water or non-alcoholic beverage and end of program dinner = $380
  • Local (group) transporation (air conditioned bus) = $600
  • Miscellaneous: (Entrace fee to all sites, tour guides, lectures on culture environmental issues) = $150
  • Tuition (Spring 2016 rate)
  • Airfare to Accra-Ghana (roundtrip) $2000
  • Total ~$5000.00
COST NOT INCLUDED
  • Transportation to and from your home to MSP (Minneapolis/St Paul Airport)
  • Pocket money for shopping
  • Textbook and Reading materials
  • Passport/Visa
  • Student health and risk insurance
  • Lunch
LODGING & MEALS

Students will stay in a first class hotel with excellent security, access to television, air conditioning and two meals a day. Two students sharing a double room is the standard policy.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

(All dates are tentative and subject to change. Contact program director for more information.)

Registration opens Fall 2015

January 10, 2016  ~$800.00 deposit due by this date (this is an estimate)

February 10, 2016

  • $1000.00 + airfare

March 15, 2016

  • Balance due

Note: Payments are nonrefundable after due date. If space remains available, late applications will be considered. The program will not refund monies for day trips, excursions, entrance fees to museums and castles, or any element of a planned group excursion and/ or site visit in which the student does not participate. The program will not refund monies for group meals in which the student does not participate. Make checks payable to Ghana. Bring the checks or mail them to Dr. Raymond Asomani-Boateng in 106 Morris Hall.

FUNDING ASSISTANCE
  • Student loans may be used
  • Social Studies Global Scholarship
REGISTRATION

Because airline and hotel reservations must be secured early, those wishing to participate should turn in their applications as soon as possible.

 

This program is sponsored by: Urban and Regional Studies Institute and Office of International Programs
 

Don’t wait to apply for your passport. Passports have been taking twelve weeks to be delivered. Students at other schools have not been able to go on tours they paid for because their passport did not coe in time. Even if you are only thinking of joining our tour you should get your passport immediately. If you apply for your passport after November 1 be sure to write “Expedite” on the envelope.