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Ramapo College - Ghana: African American Relations
Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/15/2019 03/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Program Description:

African American Relations with Ghana

Program Overview

The African American Relations with Ghana-Travel Program is a component of the Topics course entitled African American Relations with Ghana: Service, Culture, & Society (AFST 490) 4.0 credits. To participate in the Ghana Travel program students must be enrolled in the Topics course - African American Relations with Ghana: Service, Culture, & Society (AFST 490) for the Spring semester.  Students enrolled in the course will participate in classroom based learning at Ramapo College over the course of the Spring semester and travel to Ghana during Spring Break. The course will provide students with unique opportunities to travel and explore the vibrant and diverse country of Ghana, often recognized as the most stable democracy in Africa. Participants will witness some of the primary sites of the country. In partnership with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, students will engage in cultural and service learning activities. Students will work to achieve the following goals and objectives:

The goal of the African American Relations with Ghana: Service, Culture, & Society (AFST 490) course is designed to provide an opportunity for Ramapo College students to learn the service, culture and society of Ghana by engaging in classroom discussions and by participating in impactful international community service.  The course will be offered as a Hybrid and provide a balance of academic research, community service, and cultural exchange. Students will meet in person once a month on campus for two hours and travel to Ghana during Spring Break. In Ghana students will reside, work and conduct research at KNUST in Kumasi. Participants will complete an intense research project and impactful community service.

Objectives:
  • To enhance the student’s identity and self-awareness as it relates to the African Diaspora;
  • To engage students in the process of academic research and impactful and community service in Ghana a developing country; and 
  • To identify topics of interest for further research on Ghana.

Course Overview

All participants will be enrolled in a 4-credit course - African American Relations with Ghana:  Service, Culture, & Society (AFST 490), taught by Professor Karl Johnson. This course will be taught over the entire Spring semester and be part of your Spring course load. This is a 400 Upper Level African American Studies course which will require permission of instructor for registration.

Cost

$TBD per student (*plus tuition)

Cost includes: round-trip international airfare, most meals, accommodations, entrance fees to all tourist attractions, entry visa to Ghana and comprehensive international health & security insurance.
Cost does NOT include: 4 credits (part of your Spring course load); some meals, U.S. airport transfers, vaccinations and personal expenses.

*Please note, you will be registered for this course for the Spring term. You are eligible to take a maximum of 18 credits each semester, so when registering for the Spring term, if you exceed the 18 credit maximum, you will be charged overload credit charges for each credit over. Therefore, to avoid paying additional tuition charges for the Spring term, leave 4 credits available for this course. Note to non-Ramapo applicants, if you are not a New Jersey resident, then you will be assessed the out-of-state tuition fees. 

Timeline

 
Commitment &
$500 Deposit (non-refundable)
November 2
Payment #1: November 16
Payment #2: November 30
Payment #3: December 14
 
Late Fees
A late fee of $35 will be assessed for each payment not received by the payment deadlines communicated to you by the International Programs Office. Note: There will be a 3-day grace period before a late fee is assessed.

For more information

For more details, please contact Dr. Karl Johnson at kjohnson@ramapo.edu or Dr. Deirdre Foreman, dforeman@ramapo.edu


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