The Ghanaian Experience: Ghanaian Culture and Ethics in Literature
HCC has decided to cancel its 2020 spring break study abroad trip to Ghana. The college will directly contact those students, faculty, and staff registered for the trip regarding pertinent details. More information.
Experience Ghana, Africa, as you study abroad in the “Motherland,” exploring Ghana’s rich culture and its roots, including the transatlantic slave trade, and associated issues, impacts, and relevance to today’s world. Learn more about today’s vibrant Ghana, as well as some of the social issues she faces, by visiting a variety of cultural centers.
Travel the emotional and chilling route of Africans destined for slavery from the River of the Last Bath, into the slave castles and dungeons, and through the “Door of No Return,” the final exit to the slave ships and the high seas. Finally, discover the residual effects of slavery, including its modern-day iterations, poverty, and environmental factors in both Ghana and the United States.
This course will take you through each of these topics as you explore many of the sites where these events took and are taking place. During this program, participants will also complete community service in Columbia’s Sister City, Tema, with organizations such as the Tema Library.