Exploring Social and Political Culture in Ghana

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About

Fifty years after independence, Ghana has begun to establish national priorities around a range of newly developed and implemented social and human service policies and programs.

This course will help participants (1) develop a deeper understanding of the impact social, political, economic, and cultural factors have on the well-being of Ghanaians, (2) acquire knowledge and skills essential to developing and maintaining cooperative relationships and partnerships with existing social and human service organizations in Ghana, and (3) engage in small group activities designed to immerse participants in various aspects of the local community.

Through classroom and experiential learning, students will be afforded with a rich, unique, and exciting opportunity to further examine, understand, and appreciate the Ghanaian population, as well as the institutions and policies contributing to their social, political, and economic well-being.

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Social work in Ghana

I highly recommend getting involved with your institutions social work department if you have a love for volunteer work! Although I was not a social work major I connected with the department about my passion for service work and was able to get elective credit toward my major by going with the school to Ghana for service work! Any service is great service! I especially loved working with the university of Utah. They made me feel safe and taken care of the entire time and the staff was incredible! We became a little family!

Location

Location:
Ghana
Currency:
Ghanaian Cedi
Weather:
Jan-Mar
102 F / 66 F
Apr-Jun
100 F / 72 F
Jul-Sep
88 F / 72 F
Oct-Dec
90 F / 66 F
Airports:
Kotoka International Airport
( ACC )
Kumasi International
( KMS )

Ghana is considered one of the most peaceful places in Africa, due to there longstanding stability in their economy and politics. This country is rich in history, which you can see in their UNESCO world heritage site that displays the effects of the slave trade and gold reserves. If you are looking to relax here, there is 335 miles of coastline that is ready to be explored.

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