Spring 2017 set to explore Ghana

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Mar 31, 2017


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Spring 2017 set to explore Ghana

Hello from Ghana! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Tema at 0700 on Saturday, March 31. Tema, located in Southeast Ghana, is not far from Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra is Ghana’s most populous city, attracting visitors interested in the arts, crafts, and history.

Boats surrounding MV World Odyssey as we arrive in Ghana port.
Boats surrounding MV World Odyssey as we arrive in Ghana port.
Barb Garvey, Lifelong Learner Coordinator, on the bow of Deck 9 as the ship approaches Ghana.
Barb Garvey, Lifelong Learner Coordinator, on the bow of Deck 9 as the ship approaches Ghana.
Skylar Goss (Chapman University) woke up early to watch the ship pull into port.
Skylar Goss (Chapman University) woke up early to watch the ship pull into port.
The Ghanaian pilot boat pulling alongside the MV World Odyssey
The Ghanaian pilot boat pulling alongside the MV World Odyssey
Dylan Zuccherino (Univ Colorado Boulder), Bay Truong (Univ San Diego), and Anthony Rivera (Univ San Diego) looking over Deck 9 as we enter Ghana port.
Dylan Zuccherino (University of Colorado, Boulder), Bay Truong (University of San Diego), and Anthony Rivera (University of San Diego) looking over Deck 9 as we enter Ghana port.

There is no shortage of amazing experiences Spring 2017 during their three days in Ghana. Voyagers can participate in a walking tour of historical sites led by local guides, learn firsthand about the economic and social life of Ghanaian fisherman, participate in a naming ceremony in Torgome Village, relax with a friendly game of soccer, and participate in multiple Homestay and Impact programs. For a full list of all the in-country programs Spring 2017 is participating in, click here.

The forecast is hot, with temperatures in the lower 90s fahrenheit. On-ship time is 1800 on Monday, April 3 and the ship will depart at 2000 for the seven-day trek to the final port of the Spring 2017 voyage: Casablanca, Morocco.

 

Spring 2017 student Deja Marie Marsh“Ghana is the port that I’m most excited to visit for many reasons. Ghana’s history is so important to me and my ancestors. I feel the only way I can truly learn about my history is to actually be here and to learn about the people and the culture.” – Deja Marie Marsh, Delaware State University

 

Kendal Kelber, University of Tampa, Florida

“I am going to the Cape Coast to see the slave castles. It is such a great opportunity to be able to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site and I’m really grateful that Semester at Sea has enabled me to see all these places this semester.” – Kendal Kelber, University of Tampa

 

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