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SIT Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century

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SIT Ghana: Africa in the 21st Century


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
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Ghana is the first African Country to achieve independence, and it plays a leading role in African popular culture and politics. Students will learn how the Eurocentric representation of Africa have downplayed the continent’s diversity, prosperity and unique characteristics. Students will get a new look and perspective on Africa that defies representations and narratives of deprivation and backwardness, and will experience how technological innovations are impacting social and political realities in Ghana. The program is based Accra, Ghana, and students will live in a homestay with a local family, practicing the native language Asante Twi, while also taking an Asante Twi introductory language course at the center. Courses are taught in English, and as a requirement of the program, student must choose to do an independent study project on the topic of their choice or an internship.

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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