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THIS PROGRAM IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN THE FALL OF 2015
The Program in African and African-American Studies (AAAS) is pleased to announce an exciting new FSP in Accra, Ghana.
Accra is Ghana's capital and largest city, with an estimated population of 4 million. Accra stretches along the Atlantic Ocean and is home to Ghana's central financial district, glittering beaches, historic monuments, museums, traditional markets and lively nightlife. Ghana's importance in the African Diaspora is immense. People from this region represented a significant percentage of those forcibly brought to the "New World." This resulted in a connected mélange of cultures linking this part of West Africa to African-descended communities in the U.S. and other parts of the Americas. In addition, Ghana is an important site for homage and return in the African Diaspora because of its unique historical position as the first sub-Saharan African nation to receive independence and because of the Pan-African advocacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president.
Institutional Affiliation: The University of Ghana, Legon Campus
The University of Ghana, Legon, the oldest and largest of Ghana's universities, reigns as the flagship campus of the University of Ghana system. Legon has an enrollment of nearly 40,000 students, a faculty of over 900, and an international student population of over 2,000. Students will be housed at the AYA Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development in Legon. The AYA Centre is equipped with wireless internet service, a large kitchen facility, study areas, air conditional, and 24-hour security.
Prerequisites and Admission: Any enrolled Dartmouth student who meets the requirements set forth by Off-Campus Programs is eligible for the FSP in Ghana. *Preference will be given to students who have taken AAAS11: Introduction of African Studies.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.