Location: Ghana, West Africa, Summer 2018
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Term Abroad: Summer '18
Majors: Psychology, Pre-Med
Minor: Africana Studies
Program Description: We traveled from the southern to the northern regions of Ghana, like the route the slaves took during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. We engaged in lectures of globalization, western influence and the rise of present-day Ghana. We ended the study abroad with a service learning project with K-6 graders.
Experience: Studying abroad in Ghana was without a doubt a life changing experience. The things I learned taught me a lot about myself and the history of African and African Americans. I was exposed to a new level of appreciation for where my people came from and the sacrifices they made for me to be where I am today.
Impact: The experience overall gave me a new outlook on how to be thankful for the simple things in life. During my study abroad, we volunteered at a school where the children’s faces lit up over learning a song. It is more to life than just being able to say you did something but rather how did you make someone feel.
Studying abroad adds another level to your college experience.Teresa Parker
Advice: “Good things come to those who go.” Studying abroad adds another level to your college experience. It takes you out of your element and places you in a place where you are less comfortable, enabling you to learn in a new way. Experiencing other cultures around the world broadens your knowledge base and teaches you to think and live differently.