Semester at Sea students may be traveling the world, but that‚Äôs no reason to ignore an unofficial American holiday.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology (and a dedicated shipwide effort to avoid internet usage), the MV Explorer‚Äôs satellite feed streamed the Super Bowl live from our current position in the Atlantic Ocean. Students packed the Union‚Äîthe largest space on Semester at Sea‚Äôs floating campus‚Äîto watch the game and engage in a haphazard sing-along to Madonna‚Äôs halftime show.
The Super Bowl was also a chance to share some American sports culture with our new Ghanaian guests‚Äî Sheriff Ghale, our interport lecturer from Tamale, and Ricky Nutsugbodo, our interport student from the University of Cape Coast.
While football frenzy captured the USA, many may have missed the other type of football currently holding Ghana in its grips. The Black Stars, Ghana‚Äôs national football team, are currently in the final 4 for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, facing Zambia in the semifinals this Wednesday. The team is just 2 games away from securing a fifth trophy in the all-Africa tournament and ensuring a festive greeting when the MV Explorer arrives in Tema a week from today.