2011 Ghana Study Abroad

  • Celebration 2013

    August 27, 2011

    Cape Coast in Ghana

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    by Sierra Stewart This was the visit I had been anticipating for most of the trip - Cape Coast, which is where there are several slave castles. These were places where African people were chained in dark dungeons, beaten, made to urinate, suffer and defecate as they were watched by merciless white men. I can’t…

  • Parliament and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice

    August 22, 2011

    Parliament and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice

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    by Crystal Florez (written on July 28) The group in Accra Touring parliament and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Ghanaian capitol, Accra, was one of the greatest days on this trip thus far.  We learned a ton about Ghana’s history and it’s progression as a nation since independence in…

  • Wetlands Boat Ride at Bojo Beach

    August 19, 2011

    Wetlands Boat Ride at Bojo Beach

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    by Crystal Florez (written on July 26) (left to right) Erica Lane, Ryan Trinidad, Selam Kebebew Being welcomed into Ghana was a completely new and exciting experience for everyone in our group. We didn’t know what to expect, however, we were brimming with joy and excitement as we found a wetlands boat ride awaiting us.…

  • University of Washington

    August 15, 2011

    Ghana Update

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    by Sierra Stewart Culture: On one our first nights here we attended a cultural night at a local club in the village. There were all sorts of traditional dances going on and drums talking. Even before we arrived you cold here the music as we walked down the streets. When seeing the performances, it was…

  • Meet Ghana Blogger Crystal Florez

    August 1, 2011

    Meet Ghana Blogger Crystal Florez

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    by Crystal Florez, Senior American Indian Studies Major A little bit about me: My name is Crystal Florez and I am a proud enrolled member of the White Earth Minnesota Ojibwe tribe.  I am majoring in American Indian Studies and will be graduating in the Spring of 2012.  When I originally heard of the Ghana…

  • Arriving in Ghana

    July 29, 2011

    Arriving in Ghana

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    by Sierra Stewart Hi, my name is Sierra Stewart. I am from Tacoma, Washington and I am currently a junior majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology. This trip is such a blessing for me as an African American. Not only having the opportunity to go to an entirely different country, but to take a hold of some…

  • Meet the Ghana Student Bloggers

    July 21, 2011

    Meet the Ghana Student Bloggers

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