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2011 Ghana Study Abroad


August 27, 2011

Cape Coast in Ghana

Celebration 2013

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.


August 22, 2011

Parliament and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice

Parliament and the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice

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 1957.


August 19, 2011

Wetlands Boat Ride at Bojo Beach

Wetlands Boat Ride at Bojo Beach

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.


August 15, 2011

Ghana Update

University of Washington

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.


August 1, 2011

Meet Ghana Blogger Crystal Florez

Meet Ghana Blogger Crystal Florez

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.


July 29, 2011

Arriving in Ghana

Arriving in Ghana

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…


July 21, 2011

Meet the Ghana Student Bloggers

Meet the Ghana Student Bloggers