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Travel is educational, especially for students of history. For many students, it's a high point of their time at JMU.In addition to the Ghana program led every year by History Professor David Owusu-Ansah, check the JMU Study Abroad page for other Study Abroad destinations.

This program focuses on history and African experiences, including lectures in religion, literature, linguistics, development issues, and women and the family. Instruction takes place at the University of Ghana and includes time spent with government personnel and with NGO staff active in the country.

Local travels equally provide rich learning environments — from museum visitations to material culture studies at craft sites, to eco-walks, to slave castle sites.  The Ghana Summer program provides a practical view of Africa in a most objective way!

A for-credit internship opportunity is also available through this program.

Read up on Ghana and then talk to Dr. Owusu Ansah for more information.

·     Travel Date:   13 June – 8 July 2011 (6 credits)

·     Summer Internships: 11-26 July 2011 (3 credits)