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Maymester: Ghana

Spend the Month of May Studying in Ghana, Africa. . .
The Duquesne University Maymester Program is taking students to Ghana in 2015!  This program gives students the opportunity to spend 4 weeks abroad during the summer to learn and experience a new culture while making lifelong friends.

Program Highlights
• Travel on a 4-day group excursion to Northern Ghana to go on Safari and visit a monkey sanctuary
• Visit Kakum National Park and Canopy Walk (100 feet high) - the only one in Africa
• Tour Cape Coast Castle, a World Heritage Site, reputed to have been the largest slave-holding site in the world during the colonial era
• Attend an Ashanti Ceremony with King
• Learn from our on-site Director and Resident Assistant

Online Application:

Ghana Maymester

Academics
During this four week program, students will take two courses and earn six credits:

THEO/AFST 280 Faith and Reason
(Satisfies CORE Theme Area: Faith & Reason)
This course will explore how the relationship between faith and reason was and is shaped by the history of slavery and colonialism in Ghana as well as the influence of the Ashanti traditional religiosity on Ghanaian Christianity. Ghana's relationship to the rest of Africa and the world will be engaged to better understand contemporary world perspectives on the relationship between faith and reason.

ARHY/AFST 300 African Film
(Choose CORE theme area: Creative Arts OR Social Justice)
Exploring the use of film and film-making in understanding social and cultural aspects of select locations.

BOOKLIST - 2015 (TBA)
Maymester Calendar

Maymester Ghana Academic Calendar
 
Saturday, May 9 Depart Pittsburgh
Sunday, May 10 Arrive in Accra, Ghana
Monday, May 11 Depart for Cape Coast
Tuesday, May 12 Classes Begin
Saturday, May 16 Excursion: Kakum National Park and Canopy Walk
Saturday, May 23 Transfer to Spiritan University College in Ejisu
Friday, May 29 Excursion: Northern Ghana and Mole National Park Safari
Thursday, June 4 Final Exams
Friday, June 5 Return to Accra
Saturday, June 6 Tour Accra and Farewell Dinner
Sunday, June 7 Depart Ghana

Program Costs
Program Costs

Students on the Duquesne's Maymester program spend 4 weeks abroad while earning 6 university credits. The following outlines the program costs:

Program Costs
Program Fee (Tuition & Room/Board) $6750
Airfare (from Pittsburgh) Included
FrontierMEDEX Emergency coverage  Included
Two Group Excursions Included

(Costs are based on current currency rates, if these rates increase there will be a surchage applied)

Financial Aid: The Duquesne Financial Aid Office can assist you with summer loan applications. (Tuition exchange/remission and Duquesne Scholarships do NOT apply.)