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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Winter Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Intersession 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:

African Cultural Continuities: Ghana



Various cities and universities across Ghana


December 27, 2018 to January 10, 2019 (May change slightly depending upon the airline schedule.)


3December 28 – January 1 : ACCRA-Capital City of the Republic of Ghana

  • Visit and have lectures at The National Parliament, W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Center for Pan-African Culture, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, and Independence Square
January 1 - January 3: Cape Coast University, Cape Coast
  • Lectures on African culture and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Slave Castles and Forts, visit the port and industrial city of Takoradi, tour the cocoa processing factory-one of the largest in the world, visit Kakum Evergreen Forest and view the forest. Cape Coast Cultural Troupe Performance.
January 3- January 5
  • Lecture Traditional African Culture in African and the Americas. Visit Kente weaving, and Adinkra cloth villages, the Asantehene Palace and Museum, the Kumasi Cultural Market.
January 5
  • Lectures on Ghanaian Culture and Politics 
January 6 - January 7
  • Lectures on Health Care in Ghana
January 7- January 10
  • Lectures on Tourism in Ghana and visit Shai Game Reserve and Akosombo Dam



AFR 495

Open to undergraduate and -aduate students in all majors. 2.5 GPA or permission of instructor.

Educational Objectives
Contact Dr. Gadzekpo with any questions about educational objectives or syllabi from previous trips.

Faculty and Contact Information

Dr. Leonard Gadzekpo
Africana Studies, Faner 4022
E-mail: or
Telephone: 618-351-7084 or 618-453-7147


Number of Participants

This program is based upon a minimum of ten participants.

Program Charge 

$4,700 (for January, 2018 - January 2019 charge to be determined)

Cost includes:

  • Airfare from designated departure city

  • Ground Transportation

  • Hotels/Lodging

  • Entry Fees

  • Meals (Breakfast or Brunch and Dinner)

Other Costs-What is not Included:

  • SIU tuition for the AFR 495 course
    Immunizations - See Health section

Health Requirements

All participants are required to have a Yellow Fever  vaccination and be up-do-date on routine immunizations. You are also required to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. The CDC also recommends Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations for most travelers. See the Centers for Disease Control website for further recommendations for travel to Ghana.

SIU students and faculty should consult with the International Travel Clinic at the SIU Health Center for information and vaccinations on travel to Ghana and other countries.

Payment Plan

* The 2019 Payment Plan is TBA.

Installment 1 - $150 Non-refundable deposit is due with application
Installment 2 - $1,000 Due October 1, 2018
Installment 3 - $Balance of Program Charge Due November 1, 2018

Installments must be made by check or money order made payable to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions. You should consult the Financial Aid office to get an estimate of what you might have available. Programs that take place at the end of the Fall semester are considered a part of the Spring term. Programs that take place after the end of the Spring semester are considered Fall term.

Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students.  You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.


Hotels, homestays, and other lodgings


Airfare and ground transportation throughout the trip is included in the program charge.

Application Deadline and Procedure

Applications are due by October 1, although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that spaces will still be available by this time.
Note:  We cannot guarantee that there will still be spaces available at this date.  Early application is advised.

There is a $150, non-refundable application charge due upon applying for this program and is included in the total program cost.  The application charge will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.

To apply, click on “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of the program description and log in using your SIU network ID. 
Please contact Study Abroad Programs, or 618-453-7670 for assistance.


Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ days before departure: $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ days before departure: $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ days before departure: $150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure: $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure: no refunds

Specific programs may have a different cancellation timetable which overrides the standard policy.

Programs, whether SIU Global Seminars or affiliated study abroad providers, may require an additional non-refundable payment. That should be listed in their program information and is considered as part of the non-refundable charges. Other non-refundable items include (but are not restricted to) such items as airline tickets, hotel deposits and similar items. Generally speaking, we can only refund what we can recover. All program rate are subject to change based on unavoidable cost changes.


Withdraw Policy

Please contact us immediately if you are unable to participate in a program. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs and the instructor about withdrawals. This must be done in writing--e-mail is acceptable--as well as withdrawing through MyStudyAbroad. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us. If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interests to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice. 
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