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Trip to Ghana: July 21 - August 8, 2014

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

Come experience the history, the culture, the beauty and the splendor of Ghana in West Africa.

For the first time in University history, The University of Houston-Downtown is sponsoring a study abroad trip to Ghana in West Africa. Ghana is the oldest of Africa's democratic societies and the home of some of the richest cultures, colonial histories, natural habitat and wildlife sanctuaries.

As a student, you will visit slave castles on Cape Coast, wade into the frigid waters of the Slave Ricer, participate in traditional cultural rituals performed by Shaman priests, experience the Kakum National Rainforest and the Boabeng Rieme Monkey Sanctuary, visit the final sites of Pan-African luminaries such as Kwame Nkrumah and W.E.B. DuBois among many other expeditions.

Because of its coastal location, Ghana was historically central to the Atlantic Slave Trade. For this reason, Ghana and Ghanaian culture are directly connected to African Americans and African American culture. View the trip poster.


Earn course credit in one or both (online and hybrid) classes leaving for West Africa:

  • English 2302/3312 - Studies in Ghanaian Fiction and Culture
  • Psychology 4303 - African American Psychology

Information Sessions

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, from 3 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: North 420

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: North 420

Financial Aid and Scholarship money available.

For more information contact:

Map and flag image of Ghana Dr. Vida Robertson
(713) 222-5369

Dr. Stacie Craft DeFreitas
(713) 221-8921

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