Sankofa II – Study Abroad in Ghana
“The Sankofa Experience in Ghana” will take students to the Republic of Ghana to learn the history and culture of this important African nation, while also uncovering the vast trans-Atlantic influence that the United States and Ghana have exerted on one another for three centuries. Students will also focus on the study of “Race & Identity” and social welfare.
Ghana was the first African country to gain independence from colonial rule. This victory inspired the leaders of the American civil rights movement including Martin Luther King Jr. who traveled to Ghana to meet with the President. While in Ghana, UW students learn about the socio-economic structures of Ghanian society. They also participate in community service projects in the areas of education and health.
The estimated dates of the 2013 program are July 21 – August 21.