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International Programs

Study Abroad in Ghana, May-June 2019

Sociology, International Relations, Geography, Urban Studies, and Conflict Studies: From the skyscrapers and slums of the capital, Accra, to the mud-hut villages of the northern savanna, students in SOCL 378: Global Development in Ghana and GEOG 388: Urban Lives and Livelihoods in Ghana will experience the diverse territories and populations of this West African country.

The classes will run concurrently and travel together around Ghana, with students also earning one credit of INTD 250: International Service Learning, through workdays at schools and other sites. Visits to educational institutions, healthcare facilities, markets, farms, factories, tourism sites, and community development projects will expose students to challenges and opportunities facing developing countries in urban and rural contexts.

For more information, contact Joanna Kirk for SOCL 378 (SOCL, IR, and Conflict Studies) and Jennifer Rogalsky for GEOG 388 (GEOG and Urban Studies).

Ghana: Global Health

Public health is inextricably linked to the ecological and social environment.  The health of human populations reflects the ecological and geographic environment.  This program will introduce important ideas in public health and significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a low-income country.  Site visits will include hospitals and clinics, research laboratories, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries, and community development projects.  Students from the partner institution, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, will also take part in the program.  This course is ideally suited for students interested in careers in medicine, allied health fields, public health, or environmental science.

For more information about the Ghana study abroad program, including dates, fees, and application deadlines, please visit the Office of International Programs webpage.

Summer Study Abroad in Senegal: Modernity and West Africa

This four-week program will take place in the port city of Dakar in Senegal.  Students are introduced to the basics of Wolof language in their first week to better connect with the community while taking the 4-credit course 'FREN 312: Modernity and West Africa' taught by Dr. Kodjo Adabra, Associate Professor of Francophone Studies.  During their four weeks in Senegal, students will conduct research on carefully chosen topics including Islam, history, culture, politics, music, or other country-relevant topics as approved by the instructor.  Students will also participate in many pre-planned cultural events, weekend excursions, and site visits.  This study abroad program is sponsored by the Chancellor's Award for Internationalization of the State University of New York.

For more information about the Senegal study abroad program, including dates, fees, and application deadlines, please view the online program application.



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