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Ghana Sustainable Change Study Abroad Information Session

Oct 28, 2013, 3:30pm - 4:00pm


The May 2014 Study Abroad in Ghana, West Africa Informational Meeting

There is a prevalent need for effective planning in Africa today. The time is now to face issues such as rapid urbanization, quickly growing informal settlements and the need for quality basic services such as clean water, sanitation, sustainable energy production and more.

  • The 2014 Ghana Sustainable Change Study Abroad program provides culturally sensitive, localized, district planning to assist the Offinso North District, Ashanti Region, Ghana in meeting the challenges of population growth. Our approach focuses on working hand-in-hand with the community.
  • The program is open to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students from all academic majors.
  • Students and faculty in partnership with representatives from the Offinso North District and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will work together to develop projects to address community defined priorities for development. This provides opportunities to match the interests and skills of students to the needs of this district.
  • Topics include housing, settlement planning, cultural planning, biogas and solar energy, healthcare, water, sanitation, agriculture, education, governance, and economic development.

On-Campus Component: CRPLAN 5890 (1 credit, Spring second session-7 weeks).

Learn about the culture, history and present development challenges in Ghana while working in collaborative teams on projects.

Study Abroad Component: CRPLAN 5798 (3 credits, May session-2+ weeks). Travel to Ghana during the second and third weeks of May session to experience class topics first hand, initiate implementation of projects and share the results of their research effort.

To learn more about this program, please attend this informational session Monday (10/28) from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in 382 Kottman Hall.