Alternative Winter Break 2017: Accra, Ghana
After traveling over 15 hours and 5,200 miles, 22 students, administrators and alumni arrived in early January to the vibrant and bustling city of Accra, Ghana. Equipped with enthusiasm and malaria pills, the students were ready and excited to embark on a two-week service and leadership adventure in Ghana’s capital city.
Spirits were high on the first day of the group’s second week in Ghana, and students felt refreshed and ready to get back to work. This time, the group traveled to the small village of Krofu for a day of construction. As the bus traversed the winding dirt path to the village, the group was informed that before starting any construction work, they were going to be officially welcomed by the village elder, a significant honor!
AWB 2017: Ghana
Each year the Division of Campus Life sponsors leadership and service trips which focus on the intersections of race, class and gender. Students selected to participate will agree to pay a travel fee, with a portion of the experience subsidized by the Division of Campus Life. This year, we are excited to announce that we will be traveling to Accra, Ghana, January 3-14, 2017.
During our trip, we will be working with the Aya Centre located in heart of Accra, with planned visits to the Cape Coast Slave Castles , museums and the Village of Hope school. To learn more about this exciting opportunity and how you might be able to take advantage of it, please join us at one of the required information sessions listed below:
- Friday, September 23 at 5pm in Main Hall 12
- Tuesday, September 27 at 5pm in Main Hall 20
- Wednesday, September 28 at 9am in Main Hall 23
You are only required to attend one of the information sessions. If you cannot attend, and would like to receive an application, please contact Maggie Cross, Director of Co-Curricular Programs or Sidiq Soulemana, Assistant Director of Intercultural Advancement. We look forward to sharing this amazing experience with you!
Important information about travel to Ghana
Documentation of yellow fever vaccination is required