Eastern Washington University is sponsoring a faculty-led study abroad program from June 18-July 2, 2017 for juniors and seniors who are in the Africana Education Program, Disability Studies Program, and/or Psychology Department.
Participating students will earn up to 12 credits toward their respective major or minor; 5/6 credits of senior capstone in spring quarter to prepare for the trip, and 6 credits of internship in summer quarter while living and working with Ghanaians, visiting villages, and engaging in community-based service learning projects. In addition, students will visit historical monuments, including the slave castles of the Cape Coast. Activities will include the following:
Cost of the trip, including airfare, will be approximately $3600. Expenses may be covered by student grants and loans.
To apply for this program, send a letter of interest, including your reasons for working in Ghana, to one of the co-directors of the program listed below. Also, have one faculty member or community member forward a letter of reference that addresses your academic record/history and your ability to live and work closely with others in a developing country.
Interviews with students will be conducted by the co-directors in mid-February and the complete list of up to 20 student travelers will be determined by early March.