Development and Social Change in Ghana provides students with an academic and practical introduction to the realities of international development efforts. While working with Amizade's Ghanaian site director and community contacts, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the last half century of successful and failed efforts to promote positive social change and development. The region is bursting with contemporary and historical lessons relating to oppression, development, and human rights.
You'll visit the first European Castle in The Tropics, Elmina Castle, as well as other disturbing sites essential to the Transatlantic Slave trade. Youll learn from the museum and park honoring Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president and an influential leader in Pan-Africanism. Throughout your experience in Ghana, you'll have opportunities to listen to and learn from local people, community-based development organizations, and essential on-site experience and observation.