Tag: Accra

  • Grappling with Globalization in Ghana

    In Ghana, internationally recognizable products are advertised on billboards that tower over street vendors selling plantain chips to passing cars. Mitsubishi dealerships nestle next to pockmarked roads, and luxury condos […]

  • The Spring 2012 Voyage Says Goodbye

    This semester’s 570 students disembarked this week in San Diego, heading out towards their futures with an international and interconnected outlook on life. The 108th voyage of Semester at Sea has officially come to an end after 105 days, 12 countries, and 25,000 nautical miles around the world.

  • Work of the World

    Travel isn’t sight-seeing. Travel is experiencing. The Spring 2012 itinerary brought students to dozens of cities on 4 different continents in order to see firsthand how life takes place around […]

  • First Tom Joyner Scholars Add HBCU to SAS

    Many students have heard of Semester at Sea from classmates for years, but that’s not the case for every student at every school—notably at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). […]

  • Culture, Cuisine, and the Anthropology of Food

    From The Last Supper to last night’s dinner, food has always played a fundamental role in a nation’s culture. Whether eating steamed tilapia off a green Brazilian banana leaf or […]

  • Student Service at the City of Refuge

    Semester at Sea students visited the City of Refuge home in Tema, Ghana last week. Since 2007, the home has provided a safe space for children victimized by trafficking and […]

  • Econ Class Explores Farming, Finance in Accra

    Semester at Sea extends learning beyond the classroom and into the diverse global community. When your economics professor is a former employee of the World Bank in Accra, that’s easy […]

  • Student Photos – Ghana

    Akwaaba! The MV Explorer docked in Ghana last week, allowing students to explore the history, nature, and pace of West Africa. Take a look at a few of the best […]

  • Celebrating Black History off the Coast of Africa

    In another once-in-a-lifetime event, the spring students are observing Black History Month at the same time the MV Explorer is tracing the coast of Africa. The ship’s Black Student Union […]

  • Bamboo, Bikes, and Business Class

    In a place where bamboo is plentiful but personal transportation can be scarce, there’s a bike company creating amazing things from the local land. Semester at Sea business and marketing […]

  • On-Air in Rural Ghana

    Next time you’re driving east out of Accra, remember to turn your dial to 93.3 FM for the latest in Dangbe language, music and culture. Communication students on the 108th […]

  • Experiencing Community Service in Three Countries

      By: Rebecca Dickinson, Communications Team Work Study Student Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. – These are cities where I have volunteered with Habitat for […]

  • A Ghana Back Story

    By: Jerry White, Lifelong Learner and Faculty Family Member I write this share a few weeks after the reverberations of the drums and the experience have subsided somewhat.  The preparation […]

  • Home Away From Home

    By: Maria Rowe, Communications Team Work-Study Student Each Semester at Sea student is excited to explore his or her identity through travels to foreign places and cultures. Sunny, on the […]

  • Feeding the Hungry

    The visit to Ghana’s Parliament Chambers wrapped up early, so we headed to a restaurant to grab sodas and wait for our friends.  While it appeared empty, upstairs on the […]


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