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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

 

REGISTRATION TO BE OPENED FALL 2020

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; and

  • 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


 

Office of International Programs
238 Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Tel: (507) 389 6669
Fax: (507) 389 2790
 

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