Global Seminar: Myths and Realities of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Accra

SUMMER SHORT-TERM IN ACCRA, GHANA

Earn 6 Credits in Just 4 Weeks!

Learn about a fascinating topic while exploring Accra, Ghana.

The slave trade was a tragedy that dramatically impacted the history and development of many African countries, the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Based in the Republic of Ghana, where much of the physical and social history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade can still be found, this 4-week program gives students a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this tragic chapter of human history as well as the tremendous impact slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade had, and continues to have, on human development.

May 24, 2018
thru June 21, 2018
Program Fee: $4,699
Application Deadline February 23, 2018

The Accra, Ghana Experience

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Experience

Excursions include 2 nights in the Central Region to tour the Cape Coast and Elmina Castle, and an overnight trip to the Ashanti region which has deep connections to the slave trade.




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Live

In Accra, you’ll live in the Yaa Asantewaa House at the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development.





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Learn

This is a short-term accelerated program focused on the slave trade and is composed of one five-credit course, a one-credit module entitled “Telling the Story” designed to give students the tools required to translate learning experiences into personal and professional narratives, and site visits to: W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, James and Ussher Forts, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Assin Manso, Aburi Woodcarving Village, Ghana National Museum, and a Danish plantation.

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Global Seminars

Because they are short-term and accelerated programs, Seminars are a great study abroad option if you are concerned about cost or time constraints.




I am so glad I chose to study abroad with CAPA. I did a lot of research on various study abroad programs, but CAPA stood out the most and definitely did not disappoint me! I wanted a program that provided a lot of in country support and activities. I was worried about doing an exchange and being by myself, but was also worried about getting involved with a program that would hand hold too much. CAPA was the perfect balance.

Emily McGeary

Arizona State University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 6 credits in just 4 short weeks! Classes will be held at the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development.
  • HousingYou'll live in shared rooms at the Yaa Asantewaa House, located within the Aya Centre, where you'll be provided with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner is not included on overnight excursions).
  • Local Transit PassTransportation is provided for all required site visits and course-related excursions. Airport arrival and departure transfers are also included.
  • ActivitiesSocial events include welcome, departure, and jazz dinner.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as visiting a Danish plantation or strolling through the Aburi Woodcarving Village.
  • ExcursionA two-night exploration of the Central Region with tours to the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles where slaves were held captive before being transported across the Atlantic and resold. Plus, an overnight trip to the Ashanti region which has deep connections to slavery and the slave trade.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceYou’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportOn site staff is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.

Courses

Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade  

ACCR HIST/SOCY 3120

Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Global Seminar in Accra, Ghana: Summer 2018

Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course designed to disrupt old assumptions, dispel lingering myths, and introduce students to the realities, paradoxes, and challenges that permeate the terrible histories of slavery in general and the socio-economic and political institutions that resulted from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in particular.  Located in the Republic of Ghana, where much of the physical and social history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade can still be found, this 4-week seminar will make an invaluable contribution to enhancing the students’ understanding of this tragic chapter of human history.

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