OCS Winter Break - Ghana in Amsterdam
The 2014 program was re-routed to Amsterdam due to Ebola in West Africa
- OCS Info Meeting: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Leighton 305.
- Application Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014 (application and references can be e-mailed to History Office)
The Winter Break Program is a 15-day field trip that integrates three kinds of learning: content, intercultural, and experiential. Content learning occurs in gathering and recording information to complete history or social science projects initiated in the Fall preparation course. Intercultural learning happens during structured and serendipitous opportunities as an outsider negotiating public spaces in three distinctively different historic Ghanaian cities. Core experiential learning comes about during a short stay with local families who will welcome you as a guest in their home. The three kinds of liberal arts learning in Ghana will provide an international context for you to grow personally, emotionally, and intellectually.
This trip was last offered in 2010-11, led by Professor Harry Williams and Dean Hudlin Wagner.
Some of Jeff Severson’s pictures from our first Ghana Field Trip, 2001