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Global Health, Development and Service-Learning in Accra

20200225_SustainableGoals_GoodHealth-416x416.png Update for Summer 2020 - see Academic Details below This program is ideal for students interested in studying global health and development issues in Africa. On this program, you will take courses examining health and development in Ghana, as well as contemporary issues facing Ghanaian society. As a complement to your coursework, you will be placed in a hands-on service learning experience at a local community organization, healthcare service provider, or research institute. You will also receive an introduction to Modern Twi (Ghana's most...

Media in Ghana

This program will not run in summer 2020 Learn firsthand about Ghana’s media, as well as the country’s history, culture and development challenges. This six-week summer program begins with a required weekly meeting schedule during the spring term. Three to four days of on-site orientation meetings and lectures on Ghanian media will be followed by full-time, five-week internship placements. Weekend field trips will visit Kumasi (capital of the Ashanti Kingdom), Cape Coast (Central Region), and other destinations within the country. Watch Media in Ghana students at the Anani Memorial...

Tropical Disease: Ghana

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png Ghana experiences many of the same infectious diseases found elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa and other tropical regions of the world. These include well-known diseases such as malaria, as well as the so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases’ that are marked by high morbidity but low mortality. This experience focuses on infectious and parasitic diseases present in Ghana and will explore aspects of biology and medicine;...

Ghana Health and Society

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png This summer, learn how the health status of individuals and society is crucially linked to the interaction between the individual or groups and the social and physical environment. You’ll draw on perspectives from public health, history, sociology/anthropology, colonialism, globalization, economics, political science, geography, and other social sciences in discussing health issues. Enhance your understanding of health issues...

African Diaspora Studies in New Orleans and Ghana

This program will run again in summer 2021. This program will explore the transformative journey of Africans to Africans living in America. The program will examine the broad spectrum of the human experience related to the African diaspora, as well as a dedicated emphasis on the relationship between Louisiana and West Africa. The program is designed to take students on a realistic journey through one of the most significant markers in the relationship between America and Africa. The program will be comprised of students from the University of Oregon and from the Historically Black Colleges...
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