This summer, be one of twelve college students living and studying abroad in Ghana. Students will explore notions of globalization, culture, citizenship, and intercultural exchange in a six-credit WVU course while helping local community members finish construction on the very first library in Jukwa, a rural village near the historic Cape Coast of Africa.

Before departing for Africa, you will connect with fellow course members and complete assigned readings in an online academic community. While in Ghana (June 4 – July 2, 2009), you will attend class with fellow students, volunteer on the library construction project, and participate in the daily happenings of the community outside the capital of Accra. After returning, you will reflect on the experience in Ghana and your own culture and civic life through the completion of a multi-media project.

Traveling to Ghana, completing unique academic coursework, and living in a culture unlike your own promises to challenge your perceptions. You will meet and bond not only with the community members in Ghana, but other students who share a passion for travel, learning, and service. Apply to this program before December 31, 2008 to be eligible for a $500 tuition discount.

The program fee ($3865 before December 31) includes room and board; local programming; staffing and transportation; university credits; international health insurance; a contribution to the local community organization; and recreational and cultural activities. Email any questions to Rebekah at volunteer@amizade.org.