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Ghana (May 2014)


Leadership Service Trip

Ghana, West Africa (May 2014)

- Service Project

- Cultural Experience

- Service-Learning Course

Contact information (trip leaders):

Dr. Ena Vulor: 376-4655 or vulore@marietta.edu
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages

Mr. Gary Bosworth: 376-4359 or boswortg@marietta.edu
Information Technology - PC Technician-Analyst

About the trip:

The service trip to Ghana will provide a safe and well guided introduction to the uniqueness of West Africa. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a community development project in a rural community, sample West African cultures, and appreciate their uniqueness and diversity.

- TEACH IN A VILLAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

- PROVIDE COMPUTER TRAINING

- HISTORY OF SLAVERY: VISIT HISTORICAL SITES

- ENGAGE IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

- SAMPLE AFRICAN VILLAGE LIFE

- VISIT AFRICAN RAIN FOREST

- ENJOY GHANA’S WILD LIFE

The Ghana Service Trip offers the following options:

1. Service Project in Ghana 

- A community development project in a rural community (primary school) in Ghana (West Africa): computer setting, computer training for teachers and classroom teaching

2. Service-Learning Course (Credit: 3 hours)

Spring 2012: Take the Experimental Course, “Introduction to West African Cultures and Societies (Focus on Ghana)”;it satisfies the Global Issues cognate area (M) of the General Education curriculum.

May 2012: Travel to Ghana forthe Service Project (see description above)

Cost of the Ghana Trip:$3,400

Covers all expenses:

- Air fare (Columbus-Accra-Columbus)

- 3 meals a day

- Lodging in Ghana

- All in-country transportation

- All cultural activities

Payment Schedule :

- $600 deposit: Monday December 5th 2011 (non-refundable)

- $800:  January 30th 2012

- $800:  February 27th 2012

- $700:  March 28th 2012

- $500: April 30th 2012

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