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*WKU Faculty Led: Global Issues of Ghana
Accra, Ghana; Cape Coast, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/06/2015 ** 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.
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Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Faculty Leader:
Korang-Okrah, Rose, Philips, Keith
Program Description:
Biology Program: Explore the amazing biodiversity of Ghana and become aware of the important conservation issues in this country and the rest of West Africa.  We will learn about the globally critical Upper Guinean Forest biodiversity hotspot- a region with high diversity that is very threatened by human activities as well as other ecosystems and their biotas withiGhana Monkeyn this country and the rest of Africa.  If you want to experience part of the real African subcontinent including the welcoming culture of Ghana, then this is the course experience for you!

Social Work Program: With increased global communication comes an awareness of the similarities of social and natural challenges faced by nations throughout the world. The purpose of this international social work course is to broaden students’ knowledge of social work issues and how these are influenced by the cultural and socio-political context of Ghana, West Africa. This course will increase students’ knowledge and skills of social work practice with culturally diverse populations such as empowerment, strengths perspective, and multicultural practice. It will also allow students to (a) reflect on their own perspective and (b) observe and study the cultural context of Ghana in an immersive experience (being in Ghana for 21days, interacting and experiencing its culture and people as students from the United States). Specifically, this course will provide an introduction to the socio-political historical events, social service organizations and educational institutions as well as Ghanaian ways of viewing and handling social problems and social justice. As a student, you are about to embark on an exciting learning experience in Ghana in West Africa, the first of Africa’s 54 countries to gain its independence.
BIOL 485
SWRK 490/695



  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • For Graduate course, Graduate student in good standing (Graduate Catalog p.30).
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.

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